The import price index in the industrial sector grew 11.6 pct in June compared with the same month last year, after an 1.9 pct rise recorded in the same months in 2017/2016, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Friday.

The statistics service attributed this development to a 0.6 pct increase in the import price index in June from May 2018, after an 1.0 pct decline recorded in the same period in 2017. The average import price index in the July 2017-June 2018 period grew 5.6 pct.