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Release: CPI and RPI Basket of Goods and Services , 2005

Released: 21 March 2005

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

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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