FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Prices for produced and imported products have increased somewhat above expectations in May, an increase due, mainly, to petrol products and metals, according to the latest report by the Swiss Statistics Office.

Producer and import prices have increased 1.2% on the month in May, well above the 0.9% rise forecasted by the experts, while they have gone up 3.9% from May 2007.

Producer prices have increased 1.1% in May and 3.9% year on year, and imported prices have grown 1.2% from April to May, and 3.7% from May 2007.