Published on: 4 January 2019

Industrial producer prices rise by 5.1%

Industrial producer prices as a whole were 5.1% higher in November 2018 than in the same period of the previous year. The price change was influenced by wage growth, forint exchange rate changes and world petroleum market price trends as well. Domestic output prices increased by 6.7% on average, within which the prices of manufacturing, representing a weight of six-tenths, rose by 5.7% and the prices of energy industry (electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply), with a weight of over one-third, by 9.2% compared to a year earlier. Industrial non-domestic output prices went up by 4.3% compared to November of the previous year.

In November 2018 compared to November 2017:

Industrial domestic output prices were up by 6.7%. Prices in Hungary increased by 8.8% in energy and intermediate producer branches, by 4.2% in capital goods producer and by 2.1% in consumer goods producer branches out of the end-use groups of the producer branches of industry.

Industrial non-domestic output prices rose by 4.3%, within which prices went up by 3.7% in manufacturing, representing a weight of 96.4%, and by 22% in energy industry, with a weight of 3.4%, owing to a significant price rise in the international electricity market.

In January–November 2018 compared to January–November 2017:

Domestic output prices increased by 6.0% and non-domestic output prices by 5.3%, so industrial producer prices as a whole were 5.5% higher.

Industrial price indices

(same period of previous year=100.0)


Year, month Domestic output Non-domestic output Producer, total
2017 November104.8104.4104.5
2018 January103.5103.2103.3