Industrial Production Prices Index year-on-year change rate was 0.7% in March (-2.0% in the previous month). Excluding the Energy grouping, the variation was 1.7% (0.6% in February). The monthly change rate of the total index stood at 2.0% (-0.8% in the same month of 2020).
In the 1st quarter 2021, the year-on-year change rate of the total index was -1.5% (-4.5% in the previous quarter).
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