Wholesale prices in Germany increased 9.7 percent year-on-year in May of 2021, the biggest rise since July 2008, following a 7.2 percent gain in April, amid a low base effect from last year. Main upward pressure came from cost of petroleum products (45.8 percent). Big increases were also seen for scrap and residual materials (64.6 percent); ores, metals and semi-finished metal products (41.2 percent); grain, raw tobacco, seeds and animal feed (22.9 percent) and chemical products (11.4 percent). In contrast, downward pressure came from prices of computers, equipments, software (-4.7 percent), communication equipment (-3.5 percent) and other office machinery and equipment (-1.0 percent). On a monthly basis, wholesale prices advanced 1.7 percent, accelerating from a 1.1 percent growth in April. source: Federal Statistical Office

Wholesale Prices in Germany averaged 102.41 points from 2015 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 109.30 points in April of 2021 and a record low of 97.30 points in February of 2016. This page provides - Germany Wholesale Prices- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Germany Wholesale Prices - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

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Germany Wholesale Prices

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
111.20 109.30 111.20 97.30 2015 - 2021 points Monthly
2015=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-05-11 06:00 AM Wholesale Prices MoM Apr 1.1% 1.7% 0.8%
2021-05-11 06:00 AM Wholesale Prices YoY Apr 7.2% 4.4% 6.8%
2021-06-11 06:00 AM Wholesale Prices MoM May 1.7% 1.1% 0.6%
2021-06-11 06:00 AM Wholesale Prices YoY May 9.7% 7.2% 8.4%


News Stream
German Wholesale Inflation Highest Since 2008
Wholesale prices in Germany increased 9.7 percent year-on-year in May of 2021, the biggest rise since July 2008, following a 7.2 percent gain in April, amid a low base effect from last year. Main upward pressure came from cost of petroleum products (45.8 percent). Big increases were also seen for scrap and residual materials (64.6 percent); ores, metals and semi-finished metal products (41.2 percent); grain, raw tobacco, seeds and animal feed (22.9 percent) and chemical products (11.4 percent). In contrast, downward pressure came from prices of computers, equipments, software (-4.7 percent), communication equipment (-3.5 percent) and other office machinery and equipment (-1.0 percent). On a monthly basis, wholesale prices advanced 1.7 percent, accelerating from a 1.1 percent growth in April.
2021-06-11
Germany Wholesale Inflation at 10-Year High
Wholesale prices in Germany increased 7.2 percent year-on-year in April of 2021, the biggest rise since March of 2011, following a 4.4 percent jump in March. Main upward pressure came from cost of petroleum products (34.1 percent). Big increases were also seen for scrap and residual materials (83.6 percent); ores, metals and semi-finished metal products (28.1 percent); grain, raw tobacco, seeds and animal feed (14.5 percent) and chemical products (10.7 percent). In contrast, downward pressure came from prices of live animals (-10.9 percent); data processing equipment, peripheral devices and software (-4.3 percent) and meat (-2.6 percent). On a monthly basis, wholesale prices increased 1.1 percent, easing from a 1.7 percent rise in March.
2021-05-11
Germany Wholesale Prices Rise the Most in 4 Years
Wholesale prices in Germany increased 4.4 percent year-on-year in March of 2021, the highest increase since April 2017, after a 2.3 percent rise in February. Biggest upward impact came from wholesale of ores, metals and metal ores (20.9 percent) due to very high prices for ores, especially iron ores in international markets. Also, prices rose for used and residual materials (76.3 percent), grain, raw tobacco, seeds and animal feed (19.8 percent), and solid, liquid and gaseous fuels and related products (13.4 percent) while main downward pressure came from cost of live animals (-21.4 percent), meat and meat products (-5.3 percent). On a monthly basis, wholesale prices increased 1.7 percent, following a 1.4 percent growth in February.
2021-04-13
Germany Wholesale Prices Rise the Most in Over 2 Years
Wholesale prices in Germany jumped 2.3 percent year-on-year in February of 2021, the highest increase since December of 2018 and after a flat reading in January. Biggest upward impact came from wholesale of ores, metals and metal semi-finished products (15.3 percent) due to very high prices for ores, especially iron ores in international markets. Prices of wholesale of used and residual materials (48.3 percent) and of grain, raw tobacco, seeds and animal feed (15.5 percent) also pushed wholesale prices up while main downward pressure came from cost of live animals (-26.3 percent) and meat (-5.6 percent). On a monthly basis, wholesale prices were up 1.4 percent after a 2.1 percent rise in January.
2021-03-15

Germany Wholesale Prices
The index of wholesale prices measures the development of prices of goods sold by wholesalers within Germany to the extent that such sales are included under wholesale, such as contracts concluded with resellers, processors or other bulk purchasers. This may refer to goods produced in Germany or to imported goods. Excluded are sales from producers direct to retailers or final consumers.