RTTNews - Thursday, Hungary's Central Statistical Office announced that the producer price index or PPI rose 7.2% year-over-year in April, slower than the 9.1% increase in the previous month. Economists were looking for an increase of 8.3%. A year earlier, producer prices were up 6.3%.

On a monthly basis, producer prices dropped 1.9% in April, in contrast to a 0.7% increase in the previous month.

For the January to April period, producer prices increased 7.6% compared the same period of the previous year.

Meanwhile, export sales prices climbed 10.4% annually in April and it was down 2.7% compared to the preceding month.

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