|Price index (Year 2015 = 100)||% monthly change||% annual change|
Monthly factory gate prices decreased by 1.2% in February 2019. This compares to a decrease of 0.6% for February of last year. The annual percentage change showed a decrease of 9.4% in February 2019, compared to a decrease of 8.9% in the year to January 2019. See graph across and table 1.
In the month, the price index for export sales decreased by 1.3%, while the index for home sales increased by 0.7%. In the year there was a decrease of 10.0% in the price index for export sales (this can be influenced by currency fluctuations) and an increase of 2.2% in respect of the price index for home sales. See table 2 and Figure 2.