Data published by the EU's statistical office, Eurostat, reveals that, in the year-on-year variation, industrial producer prices increased in September this year by 41.9% within the single currency and by 41.4% in the 27 Member States.
According to Eurostat, this is a new all-time high in the statistical series, which started in January 2015.
In the chain variation, in September compared to August this year, growth was more contained, 1.6% in the euro area and 1.5% in the EU.
In annual terms, in the euro area, the sharp rise in industrial production prices was essentially due to the energy sector, which weighed 108.2%, followed by intermediate goods (19%), non-durable consumer goods (15 .2%), durable consumer goods (9.8%) and capital goods (7.6%).
In the EU, there was a similar trend, with energy accounting for 105.3% of these industrial producer prices, followed by intermediate goods (19.1%), non-durable consumer goods (16.5%), durable consumer goods (10.1%) and capital goods (7.9%).
By Member State, there were year-on-year increases in all countries, with emphasis on Bulgaria (+78.2%), Hungary (+67.5%) and Romania (+62.9%). In Portugal, the rise was 18.3%.