Textile Services Cost Index FYQ3 2019

Textile Services Cost Index (TSCI) FYQ3 index constitutes data for October, November, December months as per the latest release of quarterly energy prices by BEIS (Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy).The TSCI is put together from a variety of reliable sources as detailed below. This index was previously known as Laundry Cost Index (LCI).


Annual Increase from 2018 FYQ3 to 2019 FYQ3

Cost Centre Increase Weighting Total
Labour 4.85% 40% 1.94%
Textiles 2.88% 15% 0.43%
Energy -9.80% 10% -0.98%
Diesel -4.95% 4% -0.21%
Other Transport 0.64% 8% 0.05%
Other 2.25% 23% 0.52%
TOTAL   100% 1.75%

Increase in the Last Three Years (2016 - 2019)

Cost Centre Increase Weighting Total
Labour 14.03% 40% 5.61%
Textiles 6.12% 15% 0.92%
Energy 17.6% 10% 1.76%
Diesel 10.07% 4% 0.42%
Other Transport 5.69% 8% 0.44%
Other 9.60% 23% 2.21%
TOTAL   100% 11.36%


Download the full report here:

The Full Report Annual Increase
TSCI (LCI)_Q3_2019 Oct, Nov, Dec 19).pdf 1 1.75%
TSCI (LCI)_Q1_2019 (Apr, May, Jun 19).pdf 4.00%
TSCI (LCI)_Q4_2018 (Jan,Feb, Mar 19).pdf 4.92%
TSCI (LCI)_Q3_2018 (Oct, Nov, Dec 18).pdf 5.54%
TSCI (LCI)_Q2_2018 (Jul, Aug, Sep 18).pdf 4.94%
TSCI (LCI)_Q1_2018 (Apr, May, Jun 18).pdf 4.13%




For the purpose of all calculations, the latest available quarterly or monthly numbers have been applied.

Labour: UK Government


Textiles: Office for National Statistics (Textile costs)


Energy and Diesel: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy


Gas and Electricity: Table 3.3.2 current CCL” - Gas is weighted 75% and Electricity 25%

Diesel: Table 4.1.1

Other Transport: Office for National Statistics


Other costs: Office for National Statistics



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