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UK furniture manufacturers’ prices continued to rise in the year to September despite deflationary conditions across all British industry.


The factory gate price of furniture rose 1.6 per cent in the year to September, a 10 basis point fall on the previous month. Overall producer prices—across all sectors—fell 1.8 per cent, from 1.9 per cent in the year to August.


The overall price of materials and fuels bought by UK manufacturers for processing fell 13.3 per cent in the year to September 2015, up from a fall of 14.6 per cent in the year to August 2015, according to the Office for National Statistics.


Making furniture continues to be more expensive than for producers in other industries, albeit total materials and fuels input costs still declined 3.1 per cent in September, unchanged from the previous month.