Hellenic Statistical Authority: Greek PPI up 1.9 pct in January

The Greek producer price composite index in the industrial sector (measuring both the domestic and external markets) grew 1.9 pct in January this year, compared with the same month in 2016, after a 9.7 pct increase recorded in the 2017/2016 period, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Wednesday.

The statistics service, in a report, attributed this development to an 1.7 pct increase in the domestic market index and a 2.7 pct rise in the external market index.

The producer price index rose 0.8 pct in January 2018 from December 2017, after an 1.0 pct increase recorded in the same period last year.