Greece’s import price index in the industrial sector rose 4.9 pct in September, after a decline of 1.7 pct recorded in the corresponding month last year, the Hellenic Statistical Authority announced on Friday.

The statistics service said the index was down 0.8 pct in September from August 2010, after a decline of 1.0 pct recorded in the same period in 2009.

The statistics service attributed the 4.9 pct annual rise of the import price index to a 1.3 pct increase in Eurozone prices and an 8.7 pct rise from third countries.