In February 2008 compared with January 2008, the industrial producer price index rose by 0,6% in the euro area (EA15) and by 0,5% in the EU27, in January prices increased by 0,9% and 1,1%
respectively.

In February 2008 compared with February 2007, industrial producer prices gained 5.3% in the euro area and 6.1% in the EU27.

Monthly changes
In February 2008, compared with the previous month, prices in total industry excluding the energy sector gained 0.5% in both the euro area and the EU27. Prices in the energy sector increased by
1.1% and 0.7% respectively. Intermediate goods rose by 0.8% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU27. In both zones, capital goods, durable consumer goods and non-durable consumer goods all
gained 0.3%.
Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases were registered in Slovakia ( 2.5%), Belgium ( 1.5%) and Slovenia ( 1.4%). The only decreases were recorded in Luxembourg
(-3.3%) and Denmark (-0.7%).

Annual changes
In February 2008, compared with February 2007, prices in total industry excluding the energy sector increased by 3.6% in the euro area and by 3.8% in the EU27. Prices in the energy sector rose
by 11.7% and 13.5% respectively. Non-durable consumer goods gained 4.7% in the euro area and 4.8% in the EU27. Intermediate goods increased by 4.1% and 4.5% respectively. In both zones, durable
consumer goods gained 2.2%. Capital goods rose by 1.5% in the euro area and by 1.6% in the EU27.
Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases were observed in Lithuania ( 17.3%), Bulgaria ( 14.0%) and Romania ( 13.6%), and the lowest in Germany ( 3.8%),
Luxembourg ( 4.2%) and Finland ( 4.7%).