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