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Release: Consumer Prices Index and Retail Prices Index, Updating Weights for 2012

Released: 24 April 2012

Contact

Sharne Bailey

Prices

cpi@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 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

In this release

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) and the Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure the changes from month to month in the cost of a representative 'basket' of goods and services bought by consumers within the UK. This involves weighting together price changes in the indices according to household spending patterns for different categories of goods and services so that each takes its appropriate share. At the beginning of each year the weights used to compile both the CPI and RPI are updated using the latest available information on household spending.

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