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Chemicals & man-made fibres register higher prices in July
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Sep '08
Import prices in July 2008 were higher (by 0.8%) again. Higher prices were registered for products supplied from the euro area (by 0.1%) as well as for products imported from the non-euro area (by 1.7%).

Prices of imports in July 2008 higher again:
The upward trend of import prices continued in July 2008 when a 0.8% rise was observed.

A price increase was registered in the group of products supplied from the euro area and in the group of products imported from the non-euro area (by 0.1% and 1.7%, respectively).

The prices of consumer goods industries were higher by 1.7%. A price rise was registered also in capital goods industries (by 0.9%) and in intermediate goods industries (by 0.5%). In July the price changes of imports were caused by market conditions.

In July 2008 higher price increases were registered in these groups of imports: refined petroleum products (by 5.5 %), chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres (by 2.8%), leather and leather products (by 2.7%).

At the annual level import prices 3.5% higher:
In one year the prices of imports increased by 3.5%. Compared to July 2007, in July 2008 the prices of products supplied from the euro area increased by 1.6%, and the prices of products imported from the non-euro area by 5.9%.

Compared to July 2007, in July 2008 prices were up the most in these groups: refined petroleum products and nuclear fuel (by 22.6%), chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres (by 11.8%).

In one year the prices of imports decreased in these groups: office machinery (by 17.4%).

Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia

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