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CSO statistical release, 22 May 2018, 11am

Wholesale Price Index

April 2018

 Price index (Year 2015 = 100)% monthly change% annual change
Feb 2018103.0-0.6%1.1%
Mar 2018101.5-1.5%-2.9%
Apr 2018100.7-0.8%-4.0%

Annual Manufacturing Prices decrease by 4.0% in April

Figure 1 - Manufacturing Industries Output Price Index
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Monthly factory gate prices decreased by 0.8% in April 2018. This compares to an increase of 0.4% for April of last year. The annual percentage change showed a decrease of 4.0% in April 2018, compared to a decrease of 2.9% in the year to March 2018.  See graph across and table 1.

In the month, the price index for export sales decreased by 0.8%, while the index for home sales increased by 0.2%. In the year there was a decrease of 4.1% in the price index for export sales (this can be influenced by currency fluctuations) and a decrease of 1.1 % in respect of the price index for home sales.  See table 2 and Figure 2.