Greece's import price composite index grew 7.6 pct in February, compared with the same month last year, after an increase of 7.9 pct recorded in February 2010, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Wednesday.

The statistics service, in a report, attributed the increase of the so-called "imported inflation" to higher fuel and raw materials prices. The import price index from Eurozone countries grew 2.0 pct in February, while from non-Eurozone countries the index jumped 13.1 pct. The index was up 1.9 pct in February from January 2011.