«Energy prices, the development of which had the greatest impact on the growth of the overall index, rose by 6.6% (-0.9% compared with February 2019)»
«On an annual basis electricity prices increased by 10.8%,»
«prices of natural gas (distribution) by 6.8%»
«prices of petroleum products by 5.9%.»
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L’uso dell’energia elettrica è uno dei pilastri portanti delle moderne società industriali: senza di quella si ritornerebbe indietro di più di un secolo.
Data la grande abbondanza di giacimenti carboniferi ed un ragionevole network di centrali atomiche, la Germania sarebbe quasi autosufficiente dal punto di vista energetico. Utilizzando codeste fonti e togliendo dalla produzione energetica le tasse su di essa applicate, il costo dell’energia all’utente finale risulterebbe essere dalle cinque alle sei volte inferiore al costo attuale.
Ma con costi energetici di questo livello, e per di più con crescita annuale del 10.8%, l’idea che la produzione industriale possa ripigliarsi sarebbe pura idea utopica.
«Questo programma per l’eliminazione delle industrie belliche nel Ruhr e nella Saar convertirà la Germania in un paese a vocazione soprattutto agricola e pastorale.» [Piano Morgenthau]
Destatis, l’Istituto Federale tedesco di Statistica, ha rilasciato il seguente Report:
Producer prices of industrial products, March 2019
-0.1% on the previous month
+2.4% on the same month a year earlier
WIESBADEN – In March 2019 the index of producer prices for industrial products rose by 2.4% compared with the corresponding month of the preceding year. In February 2019 the annual rate of change all over had been 2.6% as reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis).
Compared with the preceding month February 2019 the overall index decreased by 0.1% in March 2019 (-0.1% in February 2019).
In March 2019 the price indices of all main industrial groups increased compared with March 2018.
Energy prices, the development of which had the greatest impact on the growth of the overall index, rose by 6.6% (-0.9% compared with February 2019). On an annual basis electricity prices increased by 10.8%, prices of natural gas (distribution) by 6.8% and prices of petroleum products by 5.9%.
The overall index disregarding energy was 1.2% up on March 2018 and 0.1% up compared with February 2019.
Prices of durable consumer goods as well as prices of capital goods were up 1.6% (+0.1% compared with February 2019, each).
Prices of intermediate goods increased by 1.1% (+0.2% compared with February 2019). Within the group of intermediate goods cereal flour showed a particularly high price increase compared with March 2018 (+10.6%), but prices fell by 0.9% compared with February 2019. Metal prices were up 0.4% compared to March 2018. Prices decreased especially regarding secondary raw materials (-7.0%) and electronic components and boards (-3.1%).
Prices of non-durable consumer goods increased by 0.4% compared with March 2018. Food prices decreased slightly by 0.1%. Whereas prices of processed and preserved potatoes were up 15.6%, prices of sugar (-16.0%) and butter (-11.1%) decreased.