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Prices and Consumption, Economic Statistics
Nicklas Elversøe
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Producer and Import Price Index for Commodities

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.

Comparability - geographical

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.

Comparability over time

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.

  • From 2005 to 2008, 2000=100, weight year is 2000 and industry classification is DB03
  • From 2009 to 2013, 2005=100, weight year is 2005 and industry classification is DB07
  • From 2014 to 2018, 2010=100, weight year is 2010 and industry classification is DB07
  • In 2019, 2005=100, weight year is 2015 and industry classification is DB07
  • From 2020 and onwards 2015=100, weight year is 2016 and industry classification is DB07

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.

Coherence - cross domain

The collected price data is used in compiling price indices for:

  1. Producer price index for commodities by Industry and market
  2. Producer price index for commodities by Industry standard industrial groupings
  3. Import price index for commodities by Industry
  4. Price index for Domestic Supply by commodity group

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.

Coherence - internal

Price indices by industry groups and commodity group are calculated on the basis of the same data.