CPI annual inflation – the Government’s target measure, was -0.1% in September 2015, compared to no change (0.0%) in August 2015. CPIH annual inflation – the measure of consumer price inflation including owner occupiers' housing costs (not a National Statistic), was 0.2% in September 2015, down from 0.3% in August 2015.
In the year to September 2015 the output price index for home sales of manufactured products fell 1.8%. In the same period the total input price index fell 13.3%.
UK house prices increased by 5.2% in the year to August 2015, unchanged from last month.
In August 2015, output in the construction industry was estimated to have decreased by 4.3% compared with July 2015 and decreased by 1.3% compared with August 2014. This was the first year-on-year fall since May 2013.
The UK’s deficit on seasonally adjusted trade in goods and services was £3.3 billion in August 2015. The deficit on trade in goods was £11.1 billion. The surplus on trade in services was estimated at £7.9 billion.