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. source: Federal Statistical Office

Wholesale Prices in Germany averaged 102.24 points from 2015 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 106.50 points in November of 2018 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 May of 2021.

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Germany Wholesale Prices

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
108.10 106.30 108.10 97.30 2015 - 2021 points Monthly
2015=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-15 07:00 AM Wholesale Prices MoM Feb 1.4% 2.1% -0.2%
2021-03-15 07:00 AM Wholesale Prices YoY Feb 2.3% 0% 0.7%
2021-04-13 06:00 AM Wholesale Prices YoY Mar 4.4% 2.3% 3.3%
2021-04-13 06:00 AM Wholesale Prices MoM Mar 1.7% 1.4% 0.6%


News Stream
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 Flat in January
Germany were flat year-on-year in January of 2021, after sinking 1.2 percent in December. Increases in scrap and residual materials (34.2 percent); ores, metals and semi-finished metal products (8.9 percent); and grain, raw tobacco, seeds and animal feed (9.5 percent) were offset by falls in cost of live animals (-29 percent); petroleum products (-9.6 percent); meat (-5.9 percent); and data processing equipment and software (-4.8 percent). On a monthly basis, wholesale prices jumped 2.1 percent, the biggest increase since March of 1974, mainly due to cost of petroleum products.
2021-02-11
Germany Wholesale Prices Fall for 11th Month
Wholesale prices in Germany declined 1.2 percent year-on-year in December 2020, an 11th consecutive month of decline, mainly due to a 13.6 percent drop in cost of petroleum products. Other downward contributions came from cost of live animals (-31.3 percent), meat and meat products (-5 percent), data processing equipment, peripheral devices and software (-3.9 percent). In contrast, increases were seen for prices of used and residual materials (17.3 percent) and grain, raw tobacco, seeds and animal feed (7.7 percent). Considering 2020 full year, wholesale prices fell 2 percent on average, mainly due to petroleum products (-16.1 percent).
2021-01-13

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.