Estonia (7.2%) ranks the first, followed by the Czech Republic (1.8), Ireland (1.4%) and Romania (1%) for the annual growth rate of prices of industrial products in EU. In December 2013 against the previous month, prices of industrial production grew by 0.2% both for the euro area and EU. According to Eurostat, the highest increases were recorded in Spain (1.1%), Czech Republic and Sweden (both with +0.8%) while Estonia (-1.7%), Latvia (-0.9%) and Lithuania (-0.6%) recorded the biggest drops of industrial production costs. In Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland and Romania prices stagnated in December 2013 compared to the previous month.
According to data published by the national institute of statistics (INS), industrial production costs grew by 0.1% in December 2013 against the previous month, while they were by 0.1% smaller than the similar period of 2012. (sursa: actmedia.eu)