Import price indices, Slovenia, January 2019

In January 2019 import prices unchanged at the monthly level and 1.6% higher at the annual level

In January 2019 import prices were on average the same as in the previous month and 1.6% higher than a year ago.

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Import prices in January 2019 the same as in the previous month

Compared to December 2018, in January 2019 import prices were on average the same. At the monthly level, the prices of products supplied from the euro area were unchanged, while the prices of products imported from the non-euro area were higher by 0.1%.

As regards groups of activities showing the dynamics of prices by end-use, in January 2019 energy prices increased by 0.8% and capital goods prices by 0.6%, while intermediate goods prices decreased by 0.5% and consumer goods prices by 0.3%.

The biggest increase in January 2019 was observed in the group electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning (by 6.3%). Import prices decreased the most in the group crude petroleum and natural gas and in the group leather and related products (each by 2.5%).

Import prices 1.6% higher than a year ago

From January 2018 to January 2019 import prices increased by 1.6%. In the same period the prices of products supplied from the euro area went up by 0.8% and the prices of products imported from the non-euro area by 2.7%.

The prices of imports increased the most in the group electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning (by 36.3%) and decreased the most in the group leather and related products (by 7.5%).
Annual growth rates of import prices, Slovenia
Annual growth rates of import prices, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Import price indices, Slovenia
I 2019
XII 2018
I 2019
I 2018
I 2019
 Ø 2015 
Total100.0101.6104.77
Euro area100.0100.8106.66
Non-euro area100.1102.7102.36
Main industrial groups
Intermediate goods99.5101.6105.45
Energy100.8107.5123.02
Capital goods100.6101.9101.47
Consumer goods99.798.9100.51
Products by Classification of Products by Activity (CPA 2008)
B Mining and quarrying98.7113.8131.49
C Manufacturing100.0101.0103.71
D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning106.3136.3148.76
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE

In January 2019 we implemented some methodological changes regarding the import price indices such as weights, the list of products and reporting units.

The weights are based on the customs declarations (Extrastat) and statistical forms (Intrastat) covered by external trade statistics for 2017. For the mentioned recalculation in 2017 the index December 2018 / Ø2017 was used.

The sample of reporting units includes 432 enterprises which report monthly for 1,779 products.
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