The import price index in the industrial sector rose 6.1 pct in January compared with the same month last year, after an increase of 4.7 pct recorded in the corresponding period in the 2010-2009 period, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Monday.

The statistics service, in a report, attributed the 6.1 pct increase in the so-called imported inflation to a 2.1 pct rise in the import priced index from Eurozone states and a 10 pct jump in the import price index from other states. The index was up 0.8 pct in January from December 2010, after an increase of 1.2 pct recorded in the same period in 2010.