|Price index (Year 2015 = 100)||% monthly change||% annual change|
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.