Hellenic Statistical Authority: Greece’s producer’s price index up 9.7 pct in January

Greece’s producer’s price index in the industrial sector grew 9.7 pct in January this year compared with the same month in 2016, after a 7.3 pct decline recorded in the 2016/2015 period, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, attributed this development in the composite index (measuring both the domestic and external markets) to a 6.9 pct increase in the domestic market and a 19.7 pct rise in the external market index. The index was up 1.0 pct in January 2017 from December 2016, after a 3.2 pct decline recorded in the same period last year.