United Kingdom Inflation Rate  1989-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Consumer prices in the United Kingdom rose by 1.8 percent in the year to January 2017, following an 1.6 percent gain in the previous month but below market expectations of 1.9 percent increase. Still, it was the highest inflation rate since June 2014, mainly boosted by rising cost of fuel. On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.5 percent after rising by 0.5 percent in December. Inflation Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 2.58 percent from 1989 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 8.50 percent in April of 1991 and a record low of -0.10 percent in April of 2015.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-13 09:30 AM Nov 1.2% 0.9% 1.1% 1%
2017-01-17 09:30 AM Dec 1.6% 1.2% 1.4% 1.5%
2017-02-14 09:30 AM Jan 1.8% 1.6% 1.9% 1.8%
2017-03-21 09:30 AM Feb 1.8% 2%
2017-04-11 08:30 AM Mar 1.89%
2017-05-16 08:30 AM Apr 1.89%




UK Inflation Rate Rises To Highest Since June 2014


Consumer prices in the United Kingdom rose by 1.8 percent in the year to January 2017, following an 1.6 percent gain in the previous month but below market expectations of 1.9 percent increase. Still, it was the highest inflation rate since June 2014, mainly boosted by rising cost of fuel.

Main upward pressure came from: Transportation (5.7 percent from 3.7 percent in December) boosted by motor fuels (16.8 percent from 10 percent); recreation and culture (0.9 percent, the same as in December); restaurants and hotels (3 percent from 2.8 percent); housing and utilities (0.6 percent from 0.4 percent); and miscellaneous goods and services (0.8 percent from 1 percent).

By contrast, prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages fell 0.5 percent, the smallest drop since July 2014, following a 1.1 percent decline in December.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.5 percent after rising by 0.5 percent in December and in line with market consensus. Prices fell sharply for: Clothing and footwear (-4.2 percent); furniture, household equipment and maintenance (-2.5 percent); recreation and culture (-0.7 percent); and transport (-0.6 percent).

The core index which excludes prices of energy, food, alcohol and tobacco increased by 1.6 percent on the year, the same as in December and below market consensus of 1.8 percent gain.

ONS | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
2/14/2017 9:51:05 AM



United Kingdom Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.80 1.60 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.50 0.50 3.37 -0.94 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 101.40 101.90 101.90 48.40 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.40 101.90 101.90 48.40 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.60 102.62 102.62 72.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.60 1.60 3.70 -0.10 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 103.84 103.21 103.84 4.40 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.50 2.80 27.80 -1.90 percent [+]
Export Prices 98.20 98.00 103.10 12.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 97.10 96.90 102.70 12.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -0.50 -1.10 13.00 -3.30 percent [+]
Producer Prices 109.20 108.60 109.20 8.10 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 103.02 103.70 105.23 40.40 Index Points [+]



United Kingdom Inflation Rate Notes

In the United Kingdom, the most important categories in the consumer price index are Transport (16.2 percent of the total weight) and Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other fuels (14.4 percent). Recreation and Culture accounts for 13.4 percent; Restaurants and Hotels for 11.4 percent and Food and Non-alcoholic Beverages for 11.2 percent. The index also includes: Miscellaneous Goods and Services (9.6 percent); Clothing and Footwear (6.5 percent); Furniture, Household Equipment and Maintenance (6.1 percent). Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco; Health, Communication and Education account for remaining 11.2 percent of total weight. This page provides - United Kingdom Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.80 1.60 8.50 -0.10 1989 - 2017 percent Monthly



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