The producer price index (PPI) in December 2012 was 214.0 points (4. quarter 2005 = 100), 1.1% lower than in the previous month. The PPI for fish products was 269.8 points which is 0.1% lower than in November 2012 and the PPI for power intensive industry products was 225.7 points, 2.0% lower (effect on the index -0.7%). The PPI for food products decreased by 0.3% (-0.1%) and the PPI for other manufactured products decreased by 1.8% (-0.3%).
The PPI for domestically sold products was 1.1% (-0.3%) lower than in the previous month while the index for exported products decreased by 1.1% (-0.8%).
Compared to December 2011 the PPI has increased by 1.2%. The PPI for fish products rose by 1.2% and the PPI for power intensive industry products decreased by 0.4%. In the same period the PPI for food products rose by 2.9%.
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In evaluating the price changes accounted for here, it may be taken into consideration that the trade-weighted average price of foreign exchange in December 2012 was 0.8% higher than in the preceding month and 4.8% higher than in December 2011.