Import price indices, Slovenia, April 2021

In April 2021 import prices 1.8% higher at the monthly level and 7.0% higher at the annual level

In April 2021, import prices were on average 1.8% higher than in the previous month and 7.0% higher than a year ago. This time the highest monthly increase (by 12.5 %) was recorded in the group electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning.

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Import prices 1.8% higher than in the previous month

Compared to March 2021, in April 2021 import prices were on average 1.8% higher. At the monthly level, the prices of products supplied from the euro area were higher by 1.5% and the prices of products imported from the non-euro area were higher by 2.3%.

As regards groups of activities showing the dynamics of prices by end-use, energy prices increased by 4.9%, intermediate goods prices increased by 3.0%, capital goods prices increased by 1.5% and consumer goods prices decreased by 0.1%.

The biggest monthly increase was observed in the group electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning (by 12.5%) and in the group crude petroleum and natural gas (by 8.0%), while the prices of imports in the group leather and related products decreased (by 2.4%).

Import prices 7.0% higher than a year ago

From April 2020 to April 2021 import prices  increased by 7.0%. In the same period, the prices of products supplied from the euro area went up by 7.2% and the prices of products imported from the non-euro area by 6.7%.

In one year the prices of imports increased the most in the group electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning (by 179.3%) and in crude petroleum and natural gas (by 77.4%), and decreased the most in the group coal and lignite (by 14.6%).

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Annual growth rates of import prices, Slovenia
Annual growth rates of import prices, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Import price indices, Slovenia
IV 2021 
III 2021
IV 2021 
XII 2020
IV 2021
IV 2020
I–IV 2021
I–IV 2020
IV 2021
  Ø 2015  
Total101.8106.1107.0102.7106.60
Euro area101.5105.7107.2102.9109.11
Non-euro area102.3106.6106.7102.4103.50
Main industrial groups
Intermediate goods103.0109.9109.6104.7110.59
Energy104.9122.8152.3114.4121.63
Capital goods101.5102.9102.4101.1104.19
Consumer goods99.9101.099.598.999.08
Products by Classification of Products by Activity (CPA 2015)
B Mining and quarrying105.4114.8131.6115.6103.65
C Manufactured products101.5105.6105.3101.7105.76
D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning112.5123.5279.3174.2164.38
Source: SURS
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