Siwss producer price index rose more than expected in September

The Producer and Import Price Index rose in September 2017 by 0.5% compared with the previous month, reaching 100.5 points (base December 2015 = 100). The rise is due in particular to higher prices for petroleum products, basic metals, semi-finished products of metal, and scrap.

Compared with September 2016, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products rose by 0.8%. These are some of the findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).