French producer prices up in April

27th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, May 27 (AFP) - French producer prices rose 0.2 percent in April from March, when producer prices rose 0.7 percent on a monthly basis, statistics office INSEE said Friday.

PARIS, May 27 (AFP) - French producer prices rose 0.2 percent in April from March, when producer prices rose 0.7 percent on a monthly basis, statistics office INSEE said Friday.  

The producer price index (PPI) was up 3.1 percent in April on a 12-month basis.  

The April price rises were smaller than expected. Analysts polled by AFX News, the AFP financial newswire, had expected a consensus month-on-month increase of 0.4 percent, while the year-on-year increase was seen at 3.2 percent.  

Excluding volatile food and energy data, the PPI rose 0.1 percent month-on-month and 2.4 percent year-on-year.

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