In December 2017, compared with November 2017, industrial producer prices rose by 0.2% in the euro area
(EA19) and by 0.1% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European
Union. In November 2017, prices increased by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU28.
In December 2017, compared with December 2016, industrial producer prices rose by 2.2% in the euro area and
by 2.4% in the EU28.
The average industrial producer prices for the year 2017, compared with 2016, increased by 3.1% in the euro area
and by 3.4% in the EU28.
In the EU28, the 0.1% increase is due to rises of 0.2% for both intermediate goods and durable consumer goods
and of 0.1% in the energy sector, while prices remained stable for both capital goods and non-durable consumer
goods. Prices in total industry excluding energy also rose by 0.1%.
The highest increases in industrial producer prices were observed in Sweden (+1.2%), Ireland (+0.7%), Slovakia
(+0.6%) and Finland (+0.5%), and the largest decreases in Denmark (-1.0%), Lithuania (-0.6%), as well as
Estonia and Romania (both -0.3%).