Methodology related to inflation and price indices

  • Services Producer Price Inflation QMI

    Methodology | Released on 18 January 2021

    Quality and Methodology Information for the Services Producer Price Index, detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used and data uses and users.

    Keywords: SPPI, chain-linking, PPI

  • Producer price indices QMI

    Methodology | Released on 18 November 2020

    Quality and Methodology Information (QMI) report for the Producer Price Index, detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used, and data uses and users.

    Keywords: SPPI, prices, PPI, methodology

  • Consumer price statistics: resuming a field-based price collection

    Methodology | Released on 17 August 2020

    This article describes our plans for resuming a field-based price collection for our consumer price statistics, in light of the relaxing of movement restrictions in the UK.

    Keywords: prices, , measuring inflation, CPIH, coronavirus, COVID-19

  • Household Cost Indices, UK, methodology for third preliminary estimates: 2005 to 2019

    Methodology | Released on 7 August 2020

    The methodological framework for the third preliminary estimates of the Household Cost Indices.

    Keywords: HCIs, Inflation, Household subgroups, democratic weighting

  • Consumer Prices Indices Technical Manual, 2019

    Methodology | Released on 18 September 2019

    This technical manual is a reference tool for anyone wanting to understand how measures of consumer price inflation and associated indices are compiled.

    Keywords: inflation, index, consumer, prices, manual

  • Household Cost Indices, UK: methodology for second preliminary estimates, 2005 to 2018

    Methodology | Released on 8 August 2019

    This article provides the methodological framework for the second preliminary estimates of the Household Cost Indices.

    Keywords: inflation, student loan repayments, democratic weighting

  • Methodology to calculate CPIH-consistent inflation rates for UK household groups

    Methodology | Released on 22 May 2019

    Methodology used to calculate estimates of inflation rates for different types of households in the UK on a Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH)-consistent basis.

    Keywords: LCF, living costs and food, COICOP, household expenditure, imputed rents

  • The development of regional CPIH: assessment of small area estimation for regional expenditure weights

    Methodology | Released on 25 February 2019

    A feasibility study into producing Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH)-consistent inflation rates for UK regions was published by Southampton University, supported by Office for National Statistics, in November 2017. Its recommendations on improving expenditure estimates at a regional level and how this may lead to more stable regional CPIH estimates are followed up in this second report.

    Keywords: prices, CPI, OOH, owner occupiers' housing costs

  • Index of Private Housing Rental Prices QMI

    Methodology | Released on 9 November 2018

    Quality and Methodology Information for Index of Private Housing Rental Prices, detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used and data uses and users.

    Keywords: IPHRP, rent prices, private renting, QMI, methodology

  • Quality assurance of administrative data used in Private Rental Housing statistics

    Methodology | Released on 24 August 2018

    Quality assurance report for the administrative data sources used in the production of the Index of Private Housing Rental Prices.

    Keywords: inflation, rent, regions, IPHRP, private renting