The highest increase in the total index was observed in Luxemburg, of 20.9%, while Hungary ranked third with 10.8% price change.

According to data made public by the Statistical Office of the European Communities, the lowest price increases were registered in Denmark, Czech and France of 0.9%, 1.3% and 1.6% respectively, in November 2008 compared to a prior year. In Greece, the prices remained at same level as in November 2007.

In November 2008, the industrial producer prices increased by 4.1% in EU27 and 3.3% in euro area.

In November 2008, compared with November 2007, prices in total industry excluding the energy sector increased by 2.3% in the euro area and by 3.1% in the EU27 while prices in the energy sector rose by 6.3% and 6.6% respectively.

Intermediate goods gained 2.7% in the euro area and 3.6% in the EU27 and Non-durable consumer goods gained 1.9% and 2.9% respectively. Durable consumer goods increased by 2.5% and 2.7% respectively. Capital goods rose by 2.2% in the euro area and by 2.9% in the EU27.

Compared with the previous month, in Romania, the industrial producer prices fell by 1.9% in November reads Eurostat report, a similar trend being registered in EU27 where producer prices dropped by 2.1% and in euro area by 1.9%.