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Release: CPI and RPI Basket of Goods and Services, 2004

Released: 15 March 2004

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Contact

Rhiannon Sage

Prices Division

CPI@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: 01633 456900

Categories: Economy, Prices, Output and Productivity, Price Indices and Inflation, Consumer Price Indices, Consumer Prices Index, Retail Prices Index

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK and GB

The 'shopping basket' of items making up the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) and Retail Prices Index (RPI) are reviewed every year. Some items are taken out of the basket, some are brought in, to reflect changes in the market and to make sure the CPI and RPI are up to date and representative of consumer spending patterns. This article describes the review process and explains how and why the various items in the CPI and RPI baskets are chosen.
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