Industrial import price index up 6.6 pct in Dec

Ιmport price index in the industrial sector rose 6.6 pct in December 2010, compared with the same month in 2009, after an increase of 6.3 pct recorded in the previous 12-month period, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday.

The statistics service, in a report, said the higher imported inflation mainly reflected higher oil prices. The import price index from Eurozone states was up 2.1 pct. while the import price index for non-Eurozone states was up 11 pct in December.

The index was up 1.7 pct in December from November 2010, while on average, the index grew 6.6 pct in the January-December 2010 period, compared with 2009.

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