Producer prices steady in April

The latest Office for National Statistics relase on producer prices has shown prices remained steady for textiles, clothing and leather manufacturers during April and follows a trend for the year.

Over the long term textiles production costs have continued to remain lower than what has been recorded across the leather and apparel manufacturing sectors.  Apparel prices now stand 1.5 percent higher than they did in September 2015.

Figure 1: Producer prices for April 2016 (2010 = 100)Producer prices Apr 2016Source: Office for National Statistics

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