Clothing, textiles and leather product prices rose 2.5% in the year to July

Clothing, textiles and leather product prices rose 2.5% in the year to July

The output price index for goods produced by UK manufacturers - also known as factory gate prices - fell 0.1% in the year to July, despite a rise in apparel prices.

The drop compares to a rise of 0.3% in the year to June, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS') Producer Price Inflation report.

Factory gate prices fell 0.1% between June and July, unchanged since May.

Meanwhile, the overall price of materials bought by UK manufacturers - total input prices - fell 7.3% in the year to July, compared with a 4.5% fall in the year to June.

Total input prices fell 1.6% between June and July, compared with a 0.9% drop between May and June.

Clothing, textiles and leather product prices increased 2.5% in the year to July, compared with a 2.4% rise in the year to June, boosted by wearing apparel, which saw prices grow 3.8%.

The clothing, textile and leather index edged up 0.1 from June to July.