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Wholesale prices in industrial sector on the rise

Wholesale prices in the Austrian industrial sector rose 5.3 per cent year on year in Feburary, 2011, the biggest annual increase in six years, according to state agency Statistik Austria.

It reported today (Tues) that the increase would have been 4.5 per cent without the inclusion of energy, which rose by 8.2 per cent year on year in February.

Wholesale prices of investment goods have been relatively stable, having risen by only 1.5 per cent year on year in February.

The prices of consumer goods were up by 1.9 per cent year on year in February, with the biggest increases in the foodstuffs sector.

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