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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Wholesale Price Index

February 2019

 Price index (Year 2015 = 100)% monthly change% annual change
Dec 201894.20.5%-9.9%
Jan 201994.40.2%-8.9%
Feb 201993.3-1.2%-9.4%

Annual Manufacturing Prices decrease by 9.4% in February

Figure 1 - Manufacturing Industries Output Price Index
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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.