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Press release 214 / 2013-06-27: Import prices in May 2013: –2.9% on May 2012

Index of import pricesEnlarge picture WIESBADEN – The index of import prices fell by 2.9% in May 2013 compared to the corresponding month of the preceding year, as reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). In April 2013 the year-on-year rate of change was –3.2%, in March 2013 it was –2.3%. From April 2013 to May 2013 the index fell by 0.4%. 

The index of import prices, excluding crude oil and mineral oil products, was 2.0% below the level of a year earlier (–0.4% compared to April 2013). 

The index of export prices fell by 0.5% in May 2013 compared to the corresponding month of the preceding year. In April the annual rate of change was –0.4%, respectively, in March 2013 the index did not change compared to March 2012. From April 2013 to May 2013 the index fell by 0.3%.                                                                     

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