According to the National Statistics Institute (INS), the overall industrial production prices (on both internal and external markets) grew by 0.9 per cent in September compared to August and by 8.1 per cent compared to the same month last year, with price hikes being registered in most industrial sectors. Compared to August, in September the industrial production prices for the internal market grew by 0.7 per cent, while those for the external market grew by 1.3 per cent.
Price hikes were registered in the processing industry (1 per cent), the production and distribution of electricity and heating, natural gas, warm water and air conditioning (0.4 per cent) and the extractive industry (0.4 per cent). The prices of water distribution, sanitation, waste management and decontamination activities remained at the same level. At the same time, price hikes were seen in the energy industry (1.5 per cent), the durable goods industry (0.8 per cent), the intermediary goods industry and the capital goods industry (0.5 per cent).