United Kingdom Inflation Rate  1989-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Consumer prices in the United Kingdom went up 0.5 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, following a 0.3 percent rise in the previous two months and compared to market expectations of a 0.4 percent increase. It is the highest inflation rate since December of 2014. Inflation Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 2.63 percent from 1989 until 2016, 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. Inflation Rate in the United Kingdom is reported by the Office for National Statistics.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 0.30 8.50 -0.10 1989 - 2016 percent Monthly
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 April of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-16 09:30 AM Jan 0.3% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
2016-03-22 09:30 AM Feb 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.3%
2016-04-12 08:30 AM Mar 0.5% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
2016-05-17 08:30 AM Apr 0.4%
2016-06-14 08:30 AM May 0.5%
2016-07-19 08:30 AM Jun 0.5%

UK Inflation Rate at 15-Month High


Consumer prices in the United Kingdom went up 0.5 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, following a 0.3 percent rise in the previous two months and compared to market expectations of a 0.4 percent increase. It is the highest inflation rate since December of 2014, due to rising cost for housing and utilities, restaurants and hotels and clothing and footwear while transport fell at a slower pace.

Year-on-year, the biggest upward pressure came from cost of housing and utilities (up 0.4 percent from 0.3 percent in the previous month), followed by restaurants and hotels (up 2.1 percent from 1.9 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (up 1.0 percent from 1.2 percent) and clothing and footwear (up 1.4 percent from 0.3 percent). In contrast, transport prices fell at a slower pace (down 0.1 percent from -1.1 percent in February) while deflation in recreation and culture (down 0.2 percent from -0.1 percent) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (down 2.7 percent from -2.3 percent) worsened. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.4 percent, the fastest pace since August of 2014. The biggest upward pressure came from transport cost (up 1.7 percent), mainly due to air transport where the timing of Easter contributed to fares rising by 22.9 percent. Prices of clothing and footwear rose 1 percent, mainly due to women’s outerwear and cost of restaurants and hotels increased 0.5 percent. In contrast, main downward contribution to the CPI came from food and non-alcoholic beverages, with prices falling 0.6 percent, most notably vegetables.

Annual core inflation rate which strips out increases in energy, food, alcohol and tobacco came in at 1.5 percent, up from 1.2 percent in the previous two months and the highest since October of 2014.

ONS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/12/2016 9:54:18 AM

United Kingdom Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.50 0.30 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 0.20 3.37 -0.94 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.20 99.80 100.40 48.40 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.16 99.80 100.40 48.40 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.00 100.40 101.00 72.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.50 1.20 3.70 -0.10 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 103.99 104.42 104.42 4.52 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.90 -1.10 27.80 -1.90 percent [+]
Export Prices 88.20 88.20 103.10 12.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 89.20 88.50 102.70 12.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -2.70 -2.30 13.00 -3.30 percent [+]
Producer Prices 105.90 105.60 108.90 8.10 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 99.08 97.46 105.23 40.40 Index Points [+]




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Libya 10.10 Nov/15
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Senegal 1.30 Mar/16
Serbia 0.60 Mar/16
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