Germany's import prices see highest annual jump in 47 years

# 23 December 2021 19:29 (UTC +04:00)

Germany’s import prices soared 24.7% in November, the highest annual increase in 47 years, according to latest data released on Thursday, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

“This has been the highest year-on-year change since October 1974,” the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said in a statement.

The annual figure stood at 21.7% in October and 17.7% in September, it added.

On a monthly basis, the import price index increased by 3% in November from October.

“In November 2021, energy imports were 159.5% more expensive than in November 2020,” the statement said.

“The largest influence on the year-on-year rate of energy price increase had natural gas with a plus of 270.9% as well as crude oil with a plus of 100.4%,” Destatis added.