Greece's industrial import price composite index rose 4.2 pct in July this year compared with the same month in 2016, after a 3.2 pct decline recorded in the same 2016/2015 period, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Thursday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report on the so-called imported inflation, said the import price index from Eurozone countries rose 0.8 pct and the index from countries outside Eurozone rose 7.6 pct in July.

The index was up 1.4 pct on a monthly basis, after a 0.9 pct decline recorded in the same period last year.