Romanian industrial production prices (domestic market and foreign market) increased by 26.8% in October compared to the same month of last year, given that production prices in the energy industry increased by 74.71% during this period, according to data published on Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
Compared to September 2021, the total industrial production prices (domestic market and foreign market) increased by 6.3%.
According to the INS, at the level of the domestic market, the industrial price index jumped by 8.69% in October compared to September, respectively by 32.42% compared to October last year. At the same time, in terms of the foreign market, price increases in October were up 2.06% compared to September and of +17.47% compared to October 2020, according to Agerpres.
By major industrial groups, in October this year compared to the same month last year, the most important increases in industrial production prices were recorded in: energy industry (+74.71%), intermediate goods industry (+24.13%), the durable goods industry (+11.21%), the capital goods industry (+8.91%) and the current use goods industry (+6.29%).
Compared to the reference period, the INS data show that, by activity sections, the prices increased in: production and supply of electricity and heat, gas, hot water and air conditioning, by 69.09%; extractive industry (+60.32%); processing industry (+18.24%) and water distribution; sanitation, waste management, decontamination activities (+7.52%).