Greece’s Producer Price Index in the industrial sector (measuring both the domestic and external markets) grew 7.3 pct in January this year, compared with the same month in 2010, after an increase of 5.8 pct recorded in January 2010, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Monday.

The statistics service, in a report, attributed this development to a 6.8 pct increase in the domestic market index and a 9.4 pct rise in the external market index. The producer price index rose 0.9 pct in January 2011 from December 2010, after an increase of 1.2 pct recorded in the corresponding period last year.