Producer and import price index for commodities can be found as a complete time series from 2005 until today. The statistics follows international standards and can therefore be compared with similar statistics from other European countries.
All EU member states are required to produce The Producer and Import Price Index under the guidelines of the Council Regulation (EC) no. 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics. The statistics can be compared internationally on the webpage of Eurostat. Also, outside the European community, The Producer and Import Price Indices are produced.
These statistics have been produced in its current form since 2000, but changes in the year of comparison, the base year and the industry classification have occurred during that period.
To enable comparisons with earlier periods it is, in principle, possible to interlink old and new indices by comparing indices with new and old year of comparison for the same period.
The collected price data is used in compiling price indices for:
The Producer Price Index for Commodities is also related to the Producer price Index for Services. That is similarly used for fixed price calculations in the Danish National Accounts.
Price indices by industry groups and commodity group are calculated on the basis of the same data.