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Summary: Producer Price Index, September 2012

Released: 16 October 2012 Download PDF

Output prices

Output prices 12 months percentage change: materials & fuels purchased and excluding food, beverages, tobacco & petroleum industries, September 2012 : UK
Source: Index Numbers of Producer Prices (PPI): Provision of Price Information - Office for National Statistics

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Output price ‘factory gate’ annual inflation for all manufactured products rose 2.5 per cent in the year to September 2012, compared with a rise of 2.3 per cent in the year to August 2012.

Month on month the output price measure for all manufactured products rose 0.5 per cent between August and September.

The ‘narrow’ output price measure, which leaves out volatile sectors, rose 1.2 per cent in the year to September 2012.

Input prices (materials & fuel) manufacturing industry

Input prices (materials & fuel) purchased and excluding food, beverages, tobacco & petroleum industries: UK: 12 months percentage change, September 2012
Source: Index Numbers of Producer Prices (PPI): Provision of Price Information - Office for National Statistics

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Input price annual inflation fell 1.2 per cent in September 2012, compared with a rise of 1.1 per cent in the year to August 2012.

Month on month, the input price measure of UK manufacturers’ materials and fuels fell 0.2 per cent between August and September, compared with a rise of 1.9 per cent between July and August.

The ‘narrow’ input price measure fell 1.3 per cent in the year to September 2012. In seasonally adjusted terms there was no movement in the index between August and September.

Source: Office for National Statistics

Background notes

  1. Producer Price Indices monitor the price changes of goods bought and sold by UK manufacturers. Input prices are prices of materials and fuels bought and output prices, also known as ‘factory gate prices’, are prices at which goods are sold.

  2. As well as output and input price indices, results are shown for ‘narrow’ indices, which are a subset which exclude more seasonal and erratic items (food, drink, tobacco and petroleum).

  3. The figures shown are not seasonally adjusted unless otherwise specified.

  4. Details of the policy governing the release of new data are available by visiting www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/assessment/code-of-practice/index.html or from the Media Relations Office email: media.relations@ons.gsi.gov.uk

    The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

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Further information

Producer Price Index (PPI) User Guidance and Methodology - Collection of documents containing guidance on Producer Price Index (PPI) statistics
Producer Price Index, September 2012 - 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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