Industrial Production Prices Index year-on-year change rate was 19.9% in December (18.7% in the previous month). The evolution of this indicator reflects the intensity of the increase in raw material prices and, in particular, of fuels and electricity. Excluding the Energy grouping, the variation was 10.5% (10.0% in November). The monthly change rate of the total index stood at 1.1% (0.1% in the same month of 2020).
In the 4th quarter 2021, the year-on-year change rate of the total index was 18.3% (11.5% in the previous quarter). In this quarter, excluding the Energy grouping, the index increased 9.7% (7.1% in the 3rd quarter).
The annual change rate was 8.8% (-4.2% in 2020). The indices for the domestic and external market registered variations of 10.9% and 5.1% respectively (-3.4% and -5.4% in 2020, by the same order). Excluding the Energy grouping, the annual change rate was 5.5% (-1.1% in 2020).