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Output Prices Rise 3.2% Y/Y in September

Ljubljana, 20 October (STA) - Slovenian industrial prices rose 3.2% in September compared to a year ago, but they remained flat over August, according to the latest figures by the Statistics Office, released on Wednesday.

Compared to the month before prices of intermediate goods increased by 0.3%. Prices of consumer goods remained flat while decreases were recorded in the group capital goods (-0.4%) and energy (-0.2%).

The only industrial grouping where output prices recorded a significant rise was leather and leather products (5.3%), with the biggest drop registered in manufacture of motor vehicles and trailers (-1.2%).

Prices of manufactured goods sold on the domestic market rose 0.2% while exported goods netted 0.1% less than in August.

Year-on-year output prices grew by 3.2%. Prices on the non-domestic market went up by 3.6% and on the domestic market by 2.8%.

Broken down by industrial groups, higher prices were recorded in manufacture of basic metals (19.2%), water collection, treatment and supply (10.8%), manufacture of textiles (8.9%) and manufacture of fabricated metal products (4.9%).

Prices went down the most in printing and reproduction of recorded media (-6.6%), electricity (-2.1%) and manufacture of motor vehicles and trailers (-0.2%).

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