Clothing, textiles and leather product prices grew 2.8% in the year to November

Clothing, textiles and leather product prices grew 2.8% in the year to November

The output price index for all goods produced by UK manufacturers - also known as factory gate prices - continued to fall in November, despite an increase in apparel prices.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS') monthly Producer Price Inflation report, the decline compares to a 0.5% drop in the year to October.

However, factory gate prices rose 0.2% between October and November, compared with a fall of 0.3% between September and October.

The overall price of materials and fuels bought by UK manufacturers for processing - total input prices - fell 8.8% in the year to November, higher than the decline of 8.4% in the year to October.

Total input prices fell 1% between October and November, compared to a 1.5% drop between September and October.

Clothing, textiles and leather product prices grew 2.8% in the year to November, up on a 3% rise in the year to October, thanks to a 4.1% increase in prices for wearing apparel.

The clothing, textile and leather index edged up 0.1% from October to November.