Consumer price inflation, historical estimates and recent trends, UK: 1950 to 2022

Release date: 18 May 2022 7:00am


A historical series of our lead measure of inflation, the Consumer Prices Index including owner occupier’s housing costs (CPIH), which extends the series back to 1950 and incorporates the previously published historical modelled estimates for 1988 to 2004. Definitive historical division-level indices for both CPI and CPIH from 1950 to 2004 are available. Data in this release are not a National Statistic and are provided for indicative purposes only.



  • Consumer price inflation, historical data, UK 1950 to 1988

    This spreadsheet contains data tables of historical estimates modelled for the Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers' Housing costs (CPIH) and CPI over the period 1950 to 1988 (1949 to 1987 for index values) published alongside the Office for National Statistics' article Consumer price inflation, historical estimates, UK 1950 to 1988.

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