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Release: Producer Price Index, August 2012

Released: 07 September 2012 Next edition: 16 October 2012

Contact

Liam Murray

Business Prices

ppi@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455811

Categories: Economy, Prices, Output and Productivity, Price Indices and Inflation, Producer Price Indices

Frequency of release: Monthly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK and GB

Survey name(s): Index Numbers of Producer Prices (PPI): Provision of Price Information

  • In the year to August 2012 the output price index for home sales of manufactured products rose 2.2 per cent, compared with a rise of 1.8 per cent last month.

  • Between July and August the output index for home sales of manufactured products rose 0.5 per cent, compared with a rise of 0.1 per cent between June and July.

  • In the year to August 2012 the output price index excluding food, beverages, tobacco & petroleum rose 1.2 per cent, unchanged from last month. The last time the annual rate was lower was in December 2005, when the index rose 1.1 per cent.

  • In the year to August 2012 the total input price index rose 1.4 per cent, compared with a fall of 2.4 per cent last month.

  • Between July and August the total input price index rose 2.0 per cent, compared with a rise of 0.4 per cent between June and July.

A comprehensive selection of data on input and output index series. Contains producer price indices of materials and fuels purchased and output of manufacturing industry by broad sector.

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