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Press release 104 / 2016-03-18: Producer prices in February 2016: –3.0% on February 2015

WIESBADEN – In February 2016 the index of producer prices for industrial products fell by 3.0% compared with the corresponding month of the preceding year. In January 2016 the annual rate of change all over had been –2.4%.

In February 2016 energy prices decreased by 9.4% compared with February 2015, prices of intermediate goods by 2.2%. In contrast prices of non-durable consumer goods rose by 0.2%, prices of capital goods by 0.7% and prices of durable consumer goods by 1.4%.

The overall index disregarding energy decreased by 0.7% compared with February 2015.

Compared with the preceding month the overall index fell by 0.5% in February 2016 (–0.7% in January 2016 and –0.5% in December 2015).

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