Eurozone industrial producer prices stable in May
In the Euro area, industrial producer prices in total industry remained stable due to a fall of 0.3 percent in the energy sector, while prices remained stable for capital goods, durable and non-durable consumer goods, and increased 0.3 percent for intermediate goods.
In the EU bloc, the increase is due to rises of 0.3 percent for intermediate goods, of 0.2 percent in the energy sector and of 0.1 percent for durable consumer goods, while prices remained stable for capital goods and decreased by 0.1 percent for non-durable consumer goods.
On an annual basis, industrial producer prices decreased 2 percent in the euro area and 2.6 percent in the EU.
The annual decrease was mainly attributed to falls of energy sector, non-durable consumer goods, and intermediate goods. ■