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Explaining the contributions to change in 12 month rate (Pdf 37Kb)
PDF download of diagram showing how the change in the CPI 12-month rate is calculated by comparing the price changes between the latest two months and the same two months a year ago
15 Mar 13 Guidance and methodology
CPI and RPI 2013 Basket of Goods and Services (Pdf 354Kb)
PDF download of article on changes to the Basket of Goods and Services for 2013 used to calculate the Consumer Price Index and Retail Price Index
Geographic breakdown: UK
12 Mar 13 Guidance and methodology
Introducing the new RPIJ measure of Consumer Price Inflation (Pdf 265Kb)
PDF download of article on introducing the new RPIJ measure of Consumer Price Inflation using the Jevons formulation
12 Mar 13 Guidance and methodology
Introducing the new CPIH measure of Consumer Price Inflation (Pdf 71Kb)
PDF download of an article on introducing the new CPIH measure of Consumer Price Inflation including owner occupiers' housing costs
12 Mar 13 Guidance and methodology
CPAC Papers - January 2013 meeting (Pdf 513Kb)
PDF download of paper CPAC (13)01 from the Consumer Prices Advisory Committee meeting, January 2013, on the Outcome from the National Statistician’s consultation on the Retail Prices Index, October – November 2012
10 Jan 13 Guidance and methodology
Erwin Diewert report on Consumer Price Statistics in the UK (Pdf 1485Kb)
PDF download of Erwin Diewert's report on Consumer Price Statistics in the UK
08 Oct 12 Guidance and methodology
Discussion Paper: Results of ONS Research into the Application of the Stochastic and Sampling Approaches to the Choice of Elementary Aggregate Formula (Pdf 1110Kb)
PDF download of Discussion Paper: Results of ONS Research into the Application of the Stochastic and Sampling Approaches to the Choice of Elementary Aggregate Formula
08 Oct 12 Guidance and methodology
CPAC Papers - September 2012 meeting (ZIP 683Kb)
Papers from the Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting, September 2012
18 Sep 12 Guidance and methodology
National Statistician's Statement - September 2012 (Pdf 108Kb)
PDF download - National Statistician's Statement on seeking user views on the Retail Prices Index (RPI) - 18 September 2012
18 Sep 12 Guidance and methodology
CPAC Papers - July 2012 meeting (ZIP 942Kb)
Papers from the Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting, July 2012
05 Jul 12 Guidance and methodology
The Development of Price Indices for Professional Business Services and Cargo Handling - Phase 2 (Pdf 1070Kb)
PDF download: In 2011, ONS published new experimental price indices for legal, accountancy, architecture and engineering services and cargo handling (Phase 1 industries). Three additional indices
14 Jun 12 Guidance and methodology
CPAC Papers - April 2012 Meeting (ZIP 1586Kb)
Papers from the Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting, April 2012
18 May 12 Guidance and methodology
Triennial Review of the Index Numbers of Export Prices (EPI) 2012 (Pdf 167Kb)
PDF download - Triennial Review of the Index Numbers of Export Prices (EPI) 2012
25 Apr 12 Guidance and methodology
Triennial Review of the Index Numbers of Import Prices (IPI) 2012 (Pdf 166Kb)
PDF download - Triennial Review of the Index Numbers of Import Prices (IPI) 2012
25 Apr 12 Guidance and methodology
Triennial Review of the Producer Price Indies (PPI) 2012 (Pdf 163Kb)
PDF download - Triennial Review of the Producer Price Indies (PPI) 2012
25 Apr 12 Guidance and methodology
Triennial Review of the Service Producer Price Indies (SPPI) 2012 (Pdf 166Kb)
PDF download - Triennial Review of the Service Producer Price Indies (SPPI) 2012
25 Apr 12 Guidance and methodology
Response to the public consultation on improving the measurement of car prices in the consumer price index and retail price index (Pdf 111Kb)
PDF download - Response to the public consultation on improving the measurement of car prices in the consumer price index and retail price index carried out during 2011
17 Apr 12 Guidance and methodology
Perceptions of consumer price inflation (Pdf 52Kb)
PDF download - article on Perceptions of consumer price inflation
17 Apr 12 Guidance and methodology
Triennial Review of the Consumer Prices Index and Retail Prices Index central collection of prices 2012 (Pdf 1747Kb)
PDF download - Report of the Triennial Review of the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) and Retail Prices Index (RPI) central collection of prices 2012
04 Apr 12 Guidance and methodology
Quality and Methodology Information for Services Producer Price Indices (SPPI) (Pdf 139Kb)
PDF download for ONS's Quality and Methodology Information for Services Producer Price Indices (SPPI), formerly known as the Corporate Services Price Index (CSPI)
03 Apr 12 Guidance and methodology
Consumer Price Indices Technical Manual, 2012 (Pdf 754Kb)
PDF download: Reference tool for anyone wanting to understand how the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), the Retail Prices Index (RPI), and associated indices, are compiled
Geographic breakdown: UK
02 Apr 12 Guidance and methodology
Responding to the open data agenda - an ONS case study: Consumer Prices Index (Pdf 998Kb)
PDF download, Responding to the open data agenda - an ONS case study: Consumer Prices Index (CPI)
20 Mar 12 Guidance and methodology
Reconciliation of the differences between the Consumer Prices Index and the Implied Price Deflator (Pdf 345Kb)
PDF download of article on Reconciliation of the differences between the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) and the Implied Price Deflator (IPD)
20 Mar 12 Guidance and methodology
International comparison of the formula effect between the CPI and RPI (Pdf 152Kb)
PDF download of article on International comparison of the formula effect between the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) and Retail Prices Index (RPI) by Bethan Evans, ONS
20 Mar 12 Guidance and methodology
CPAC Papers - February 2012 Meeting (ZIP 1293Kb)
Papers from the Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting, February 2012
13 Feb 12 Guidance and methodology
Consumer Prices Advisory Committee papers
Papers for the Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) meetings
Coverage: UK
07 Feb 12 Guidance and methodology
CPAC Papers - November 2011 meeting (ZIP 265Kb)
Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) Papers from November 2011 meeting
06 Dec 11 Guidance and methodology
The Development of Price Indices for Professional Business Services and Cargo Handling - Phase 1 (Pdf 148Kb)
PDF download: ONS has developed experimental price indices for legal, accountancy, architecture, engineering and cargo handling services. This article provides an overview of the methods implemented during development and presents the experimental new price index for each industry.
23 Nov 11 Guidance and methodology
Internet Strategy (Pdf 28Kb)
16 Oct 11 Guidance and methodology
CPAC Papers - September 2011 meeting (ZIP 133Kb)
Papers from the Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting, September 2011
29 Sep 11 Guidance and methodology
Consumer Prices Advisory Committee - 2011 Annual Report (Pdf 252Kb)
PDF download - Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) 2011 Annual Report to UK Statistics Authority
29 Sep 11 Guidance and methodology
Prices - User Guidance, Methodology and Developments
Guidance, methodology and development information about ONS's prices statistics
Coverage: UK
07 Sep 11 Guidance and methodology
Quick guide - inflation (Pdf 32Kb)
PDF download: Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and Retail Price Indices (RPI) – Quick Guide to Inflation Rates
24 Aug 11 Guidance and methodology
Differences between the RPI and CPI Measures of Inflation (Pdf 63Kb)
PDGF download: Differences between the RPI and CPI Measures of Inflation
24 Aug 11 Guidance and methodology
Deflation improvements in the UK National Accounts (Pdf 177Kb)
As part of wider developments to improve the quality of the UK National Accounts, ONS will introduce two key improvements to the methods by which volume estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) are calculated in the Blue Book 2011 consistent Quarterly National Accounts release
05 Aug 11 Guidance and methodology
CPAC Papers - July 2011 Meeting (ZIP 331Kb)
Papers from the Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting, July 2011
29 Jul 11 Guidance and methodology
CPAC Papers - May 2011 Meeting (ZIP 185Kb)
Papers from the Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting, May 2011
29 May 11 Guidance and methodology
CPAC Papers - March 2011 meeting (ZIP 468Kb)
Papers from the Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting, March 2011
29 Mar 11 Guidance and methodology
Impact of the VAT increase on the CPI (Pdf 38Kb)
PDF download: Information note about the impact of the rise in VAT from 17/5% to 20% on the consumer price index
28 Feb 11 Guidance and methodology
CPAC Papers - November 2010 meeting (ZIP 71Kb)
Papers from the Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting, November 2010
29 Nov 10 Guidance and methodology
Redesign of the Consumer Price Indices Statistical Bulletin 2010
Consultation on the Redesign of the Consumer Price Indices Statistical Bulletin 2010
Coverage: UK
16 Nov 10 Guidance and methodology
Historic Revisions due to reclassification to SIC 2007 (Pdf 29Kb)
PDF download - Historic Revisions due to reclassification to SIC 2007
07 Nov 10 Guidance and methodology
Consumer Prices Advisory Committee - 2010 Annual Report (Pdf 1167Kb)
PDF download - Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) - 2010 Annual Report to UK Statistics Authority
03 Nov 10 Guidance and methodology
CPAC Papers - September 2010 meeting (ZIP 451Kb)
Papers from the Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting, September 2010
29 Sep 10 Guidance and methodology
CPAC Papers - July 2010 meeting (ZIP 476Kb)
Papers from the Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting, July 2010
29 Jul 10 Guidance and methodology
Consumer Prices Index and Retail Prices Index - analysing differences (Pdf 112Kb)
PDF download of information note on Consumer Prices Index and Retail Prices Index - analysing differences
24 Jul 10 Guidance and methodology
CPAC Papers - March 2010 meeting (ZIP 141Kb)
Papers from the Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting, March 2010
29 Mar 10 Guidance and methodology
CPAC Papers - December 2009 meeting (ZIP 163Kb)
Papers from the Consumer Prices Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting, December 2009
29 Dec 09 Guidance and methodology
Triennial Review of the Consumer Prices Index and Retail Prices Index central collection of prices 2009 (Pdf 151Kb)
PDF download - Triennial Mini Review of the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) and Retail Prices Index (RPI) Central Collection of Prices, November 2009
29 Nov 09 Guidance and methodology
Triennial Review of the Producer and Trade Price Indices and Service Producer Price Indices 2009 (Pdf 2305Kb)
PDF download - Triennial Review of the Producer and Trade Price Indices and Service Producer Price Indices 2009
29 Oct 09 Guidance and methodology
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