P2b4 CEEFAX 2 885 Mon x9 Oct 12:37/20    #   O OIL PRICE JACKS UP COST TO INDUSTRY Surging crude oil prices helpfd push up tae cost of raw materials to industry la{t month, wficial figures show. Raw material costs in Septjmber rose by 2.8%, to stand 14.5% higher than a year ago — the biggewt year-on-year increasf for@18 yearsN Oil costs were up 17N1% to ÷eave the price of a barrel of crude 71.5% higher than xt was 12 months ago. Despite that, factory gate inflation remained flat, with the annual rate of increase unchanged from Aygut a÷ ;.5%. 2/2 Headliojs 200 Commodxxies 246 Savings 250 Front page 800 Next News Headlines Exchangfs Main Menu