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Import price indices, Slovenia, May 2020

In May 2020 import prices 0.5% lower at the monthly level and 5.2% lower at the annual level

In May 2020 import prices were 0.5% lower than in the previous month and 5.2% lower than a year ago.

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Import prices in May 2020 0.5% lower than in the previous month

Import prices decreased on average by 0.5% at the monthly level. The prices of products supplied from the euro area were lower by 0.4% and the prices of products imported from the non-euro area by 0.5%.

As regards groups of activities showing the dynamics of prices by end-use, in May 2020 intermediate goods prices decreased the most (by 1.1%), followed by energy prices (by 0.7%) and consumer goods prices (by 0.4%), while capital goods prices increased by 0.2%.

In May 2020 import prices decreased the most in the group crude petroleum and natural gas (by 12.8%), followed by the group electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning (by 7.2%). The largest increase was observed in the group wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture, articles of straw and plaiting materials (by 1.9%).

Import prices 5.2% lower than a year ago

From May 2019 to May 2020 import prices decreased on average by 5.2%. This was the largest annual drop in import prices since June 2009, when we recorded the same percentage decrease in prices. The prices of products supplied from the euro area went down by 5.4% and the prices of products imported from the non-euro area by 5.1%.

Import prices decreased the most in the group crude petroleum and natural gas (by 51.6%) and in the group electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning (by 50.6%), while prices in the group wearing apparel increased (by 3.7%).

Annual growth rates of import prices, Slovenia
Annual growth rates of import prices, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Import price indices, Slovenia
V 2020
IV 2020 
V 2020
XII 2019
V 2020
V 2019
I–V 2020
I–V 2019
V 2020
 Ø 2015 
Total99.596.194.896.699.16
Euro area99.696.294.696.8101.31
Non-euro area99.595.994.996.496.47
Main industrial groups
Intermediate goods98.997.494.796.299.79
Energy99.367.864.778.679.30
Capital goods100.299.9100.3100.2101.88
Consumer goods99.699.299.199.499.25
Products by Classification of Products by Activity (CPA 2015)
B Mining and quarrying94.871.369.372.774.72
C Manufacturing99.696.995.797.5100.03
D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning92.853.749.465.854.61
Source: SURS
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