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Import price indices, Slovenia, April 2020

In April 2020 import prices 1.0% lower at the monthly level and 4.9% lower at the annual level

In April 2020 import prices were on average 1.0% lower than in March 2020. Compared to April 2019, import prices were also lower, on average by 4.9%.

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Import prices in April 2020 1.0% lower than in March 2020

Compared to March 2020, in April 2020 import prices were 1.0% lower. At the monthly level, the prices of products supplied from the euro area were lower by 1.4% and the prices of products imported from the non-euro area by 0.6%.

As regard groups of activities showing the dynamics of prices by end-use, in April 2020 energy prices decreased the most (by 13.0%), followed by intermediate goods prices (by 0.7%), while consumer goods prices and capital goods prices increased (by 0.2% and by 0.3%, respectively).

In April 2020 import prices decreased the most in the group electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning (by 23.2%), followed by crude petroleum and natural gas, and coke and refined petroleum products (each by 11.6%). Prices increased the most in the group coal and lignite (by 1.7%).

Import prices 4.9% lower than a year ago

From April 2019 to April 2020 import prices decreased by 4.9%. This was the largest annual drop in import prices since the 5.0% decrease in August 2009. The prices of products supplied from the euro area decreased by 5.2% and the prices of products imported from the non-euro area by 4.5%.

In one year the prices of imports decreased the most in the group electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning (by 46.8%), followed by crude petroleum and natural gas (by 42.5%). Prices increased the most in the group wearing apparel (by 3.6%).

Annual growth rates of import prices, Slovenia
Annual growth rates of import prices, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Import price indices, Slovenia
IV 2020
III 2020 
IV 2020
XII 2019
IV 2020
IV 2019
I–IV 2020
I–IV 2019
IV 2020
 Ø 2015 
Total99.096.595.197.199.64
Euro area98.696.694.897.3101.76
Non-euro area99.496.495.596.896.99
Main industrial groups
Intermediate goods99.398.595.596.6100.92
Energy87.068.365.282.079.86
Capital goods100.399.7100.4100.2101.72
Consumer goods100.299.599.299.599.62
Products by Classification of Products by Activity (CPA 2015)
B Mining and quarrying95.975.274.973.578.78
C Manufacturing99.297.396.097.9100.42
D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning76.857.953.269.458.85
Source: SURS
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