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CPI annual inflation stands at 5.0 per cent in October 2011, down from 5.2 per cent in September. The largest downward pressures came from falls in the cost of food (due to significant and widespread discounting by supermarkets and good harvests for certain produce), air fares and petrol. Partially offsetting these were upward pressures from increases in the cost of clothing, electricity and gas. The CPI stands at 121.0 in October 2011.
Other useful information:
Data tables (Excel): Detailed CPI and RPI Briefing Tables (1.16 Mb Excel sheet) is a multi-worksheet Excel spreadsheet, in a now printer friendly that pulls together the numerous tables that were published in the old style Consumer Price Indices Statistical Bulletin and Focus on Consumer Prices publication before the introduction of the new website on 27 August 2011. The 'Contents' page provides guidance on those data sets which are included, along with a correlation index showing old and new naming conventions and previous publication source(s), for example: RPI All items 1947 -2011 or RP02 & Table 4.1 in Focus is now the new Table 20.
View or download CPI and RPI Time series data sets (including equivalent datas sets to RP01, RP02, RP04, RP05, RP07 & RP50).
Personal Inflation Calculator (PIC): This interactive application allows you to enter your own spending patterns to generate a personal inflation figure. (Note - requires an SVG-enabled web browser, such as Firefox, Safari or Chrome).
This release page contains price indices, percentage changes and weights for the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), Retail Prices Index (RPI) and the components that make up these indices. Internationally, the CPI is known as the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP).
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