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3.2pc rise in prices

MANUFACTURING prices increased by 0.3pc in the month of June, figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

The figures show an increase of 3.2pc in June 2012, when compared with June 2011.

This compares with an increase of 2pc in May 2012 when compared with May 2011.

The price index for export sales increased by 0.6pc in June.