Destatis: index of import prices decreased by 1.4% in March 2015 vs. the same month last year

WIESBADEN,  27-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the index of import prices decreased by 1.4% in March 2015 compared with the corresponding month of the preceding year. In February 2015 and in January 2015 the annual rates of change were –3.0% and –4.4%, respectively. From February 2015 to March 2015 the index rose by 1.0%.

The index of import prices, excluding crude oil and mineral oil products, increased by 2.3% compared with the level of a year earlier.

The index of export prices increased by 1.4% in March 2015 compared with the corresponding month of the preceding year. In February 2015 and in January 2015 the annual rates of change were +0.7% and +0.4%, respectively. From February 2015 to March 2015 the index rose by 0.6%.

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