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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Wholesale Price Index

May 2019

 Price index (Year 2015 = 100)% monthly change% annual change
Mar 201994.61.4%-6.8%
Apr 201994.80.2%-5.9%
May 201995.10.3%-6.3%

Annual Manufacturing Prices decrease by 6.3% in May

Figure 1 - Manufacturing Industries Output Price Index
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Monthly factory gate prices increased by 0.3% in May 2019. This compares to an increase of 0.8% for May of last year. The annual percentage change showed a decrease of 6.3% in May 2019, compared to a decrease of 5.9% in the year to April 2019.  See graph across and table 1.

In the month, the price index for export sales increased by 0.2%, while the index for home sales showed no change. In the year there was a decrease of 6.7% in the price index for export sales (this can be influenced by currency fluctuations) and an increase of 2.1% in respect of the price index for home sales.  See table 2 and Figure 2.