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News Tag: factory gate

August 6, 2010

UK industrial output in surprise fall in June

by Kay Murchie
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) today revealed UK industrial output fell unexpectedly in June. According to the ONS, output fell 0.5% on the month against forecasts of a 0.2% rise. However, the fall was attributed to a 6% decline in oil and gas output. Following the announcement, the pound lost fell half a cent against the US dollar. The ONS said the ...

October 9, 2009

Factory gate prices in surprise September rise

by Kay Murchie
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed a surprise rise in factory gate prices for the month of September - the first rise since April. According to the ONS, the prices of goods leaving UK factories grew 0.5% on year and rose 0.4% on the month. The news surprised analysts who had expected an annual fall of 0.1%. Most sectors contributed ...

August 7, 2009

Factory gate prices down 1.3% in July

by Kay Murchie
The cost of goods leaving UK factories declined at the sharpest rate since November 2001, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS said prices in July were down 1.3% compared with this time last year, however, they were up 0.3% compared with June. Meanwhile, input prices (the price of materials and fuels that manufacturers buy) plummeted ...