By Aysu Bicer
ANKARA (AA) - Industrial producer prices in the euro area jumped 5% month-on-month in August, the biggest rise since March, according to official data released on Tuesday.
The figure was above market forecasts of a 4.9% rise.
"Industrial producer prices increased by 11.9% in the energy sector, by 0.9% for non-durable consumer goods, by 0.3% for capital goods and for durable consumer goods and by 0.1% for intermediate goods," Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office, said in a report.
Prices in industry overall, excluding energy, rose 0.3%.
The highest monthly increases in industrial producer prices were seen in Ireland (28.4%), Bulgaria (12.5%), and Hungary (10.6%), while the only decreases were seen in Luxembourg (-1.8%), Portugal (-0.6%), and the Czech Republic (-0.1%).
Meanwhile, on an annual basis, industrial producer prices soared 43.3% in the euro area.