Industrial Production Prices Index recorded a year-on-year change rate of -4.0% in December (-4.7% in the previous month). Excluding the Energy grouping, the index diminished 0.7%, same rate as in November. The monthly change rate of the total index was 0.1% (-0.6% in the same month of 2020).
In the 4th quarter 2020, the year-on-year change rate of the total index was -4.5% (-5.0% in the previous quarter). In this quarter, excluding Energy grouping, the index decreased 0.8% (-1.4% in the 3rd quarter).
The annual change rate was -4.2% (0.0% in 2019). The indexes for the domestic and external market registered variations of -3.4% and -5.4% respectively (-0.3% and 0.6% in 2019, by the same order). Excluding the Energy grouping, the annual change rate was -1.1% (0.4% in 2019).
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