The price of goods bought and sold and the output for goods produced by UK manufacturers.


  • Producer price inflation, UK: March 2016

    Changes in the prices of goods bought and sold by UK manufacturers including price indices of materials and fuels purchased (input prices) and factory gate prices (output prices).


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.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

Pre-release access list for UK producer price inflation: Mar 2016

The phrase 'Pre-release Access' refers to the practice whereby official statistics in their final form, and any accompanying written commentary, are made available to an eligible person in advance of their publication. The rules and principles which govern pre-release access are featured within the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.

Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.

Access granted to Organisation Period
Prime Minister Private Secretary to Prime Minister 10 Downing Street 24 Hours
Governor of the Bank of England Deputy Governor of the Bank of England PS – Governor Assistant PS – Governor Economic Assistant – Governor Governor’s Office Support Staff Monetary Policy Committee Members Oversight Committee Director - Monetary Analysis Bank of England 24 Hours
Chancellor of the Exchequer Chief Secretary to the Treasury Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Economic Secretary to the Treasury Financial Secretary to the Treasury Permanent Secretary to the Treasury Chief Economic Adviser Special Adviser Treasury Briefing Preparing Official Treasury Official Clearing Brief Duty Press Officer (CHX Spokesperson) Duty Press Officer (Senior Economy Spokesperson) HM Treasury 24 Hours
Secretary of State Minister for Business and Enterprise Briefing Clearance Official Briefing Preparation Official Economist Briefing Official Special Advisor Business, Innovation and Skills 24 Hours