In Germany, price increases at manufacturer level remain at record levels. In September, producer prices rose by 45.8 percent year-on-year, according to the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden.
Energy prices are still the strongest driver of inflation. In September, energy prices were 132.2 percent higher than in the same month last year, the statisticians reported. In addition, partly as a result of the huge increases in energy prices, the prices of intermediate goods, capital goods and durable and non-durable goods also increased significantly.
The prices that producers receive for their products also increased more than expected in a month-on-month comparison. The increase from August to September was 2.3 percent, while analysts had only expected growth of 1.5 percent. In the previous month, however, the month-on-month growth was much stronger and had reached a record value of 7.9 percent.