Tuesday, September 18 11:48:32
August saw an increase of 6.0pc in August 2012, compared with an increase of 4.5pc in the year to July 2012, latest figures from the CSO show.
In the month, the price index for export sales increased by 1.0pc, while the index for home sales increased by 1.1pc.
In the year there was an increase of 6.9pc in the price index for export sales (this can be influenced by currency fluctuations) and an increase of 2.0pc in respect of the price index for home sales.
In the month the most significant changes were increases in Computer, electronic and optical products (+4.1pc), Dairy products (+0.6pc) and Other non-metallic mineral products (+0.5pc), while there were decreases in Meat and meat products (-1.0pc), Basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (-0.4pc) and Other food products including bread and confectionary (-0.3pc).