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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Wholesale Price Index

April 2019

 Price index (Year 2015 = 100)% monthly change% annual change
Feb 201993.3-1.2%-9.4%
Mar 201994.61.4%-6.8%
Apr 201994.80.2%-5.9%

Annual Manufacturing Prices decrease by 5.9% in April

Figure 1 - Manufacturing Industries Output Price Index
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Monthly factory gate prices increased by 0.2% in April 2019. This compares to a decrease of 0.8% for April of last year. The annual percentage change showed a decrease of 5.9% in April 2019, compared to a decrease of 6.8% in the year to March 2019.  See graph across and table 1.

In the month, the price index for export sales increased by 0.3%, while the index for home sales decreased by 0.2%. In the year there was a decrease of 6.2% in the price index for export sales (this can be influenced by currency fluctuations) and an increase of 1.8% in respect of the price index for home sales.  See table 2 and Figure 2.