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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Wholesale Price Index

October 2018

 Price index (Year 2015 = 100)% monthly change% annual change
Aug 201898.7-1.3%-0.9%
Sep 201896.4-2.3%-2.6%
Oct 201890.2-6.4%-2.1%

Annual Manufacturing Prices decrease by 2.1% in October

Figure 1 - Manufacturing Industries Output Price Index
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Monthly factory gate prices decreased by 6.4% in October 2018. This compares to a decrease of 7.0% for October of last year. The annual percentage change showed a decrease of 2.1% in October 2018, compared to a decrease of 2.6% in the year to September 2018.  See graph across and table 1.

In the month, the price index for export sales decreased by 6.7%, while the index for home sales decreased by 0.1%. In the year there was a decrease of 2.2% in the price index for export sales (this can be influenced by currency fluctuations) and a decrease of 1.2% in respect of the price index for home sales.  See table 2 and Figure 2.