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

British consumer prices rose 0.6% in the year to August 2016, unchanged from July while markets were expecting a 0.7% gain amid a weaker pound. Transport prices rose further and cost of food fell at a slower pace while lower prices for housing and clothing weighed on inflation. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent, following a 0.1 percent drop in the previous month. Inflation Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 2.60 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
0.60 0.60 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-19 08:30 AM Jun 0.5% 0.3% 0.4% 0.5%
2016-08-16 08:30 AM Jul 0.6% 0.5% 0.5% 0.6%
2016-09-13 08:30 AM Aug 0.6% 0.6% 0.7% 0.6%
2016-10-18 08:30 AM Sep 0.6% 0.8%
2016-11-15 09:30 AM Oct 0.8%
2016-12-13 09:30 AM Nov 0.9%

UK Inflation Rate Holds Steady at 0.6% YoY in August


British consumer prices rose 0.6% in the year to August 2016, unchanged from July while markets were expecting a 0.7% gain amid a weaker pound. Transport prices rose further and cost of food fell at a slower pace while lower prices for housing and clothing weighed on inflation.

Compared with the same month a year earlier, prices rose for: Transportation (+1 percent from +0.2 percent in July); recreation and culture (+0.7 percent from +0.6 percent); restaurants and hotels (+2.3 percent from +2.7 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (+0.8 percent from +0.9 percent).

By contrast, downward pressure came from: housing and utilities (-0.1 percent, the same pace as in the previous month); food and non-alcoholic beverages (-2.2 percent from -2.6 percent); clothing and footwear (-1.2 percent from -0.7 percent) and furniture, household equipment and maintenance (-1 percent from -0.8 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent, following a 0.1 percent drop in July.

The core index which excludes prices of energy, food, alcohol and tobacco advanced 1.3 percent on the year.

ONS | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
9/13/2016 9:14:52 AM

United Kingdom Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.60 0.60 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 -0.10 3.37 -0.94 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.90 100.60 100.90 48.40 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.90 100.57 100.90 48.40 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.62 101.20 101.62 72.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.30 1.30 3.70 -0.10 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 103.21 102.16 103.21 4.40 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.80 0.30 27.80 -1.90 percent [+]
Export Prices 95.80 92.60 103.10 12.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 95.40 92.50 102.70 12.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -2.20 -2.60 13.00 -3.30 percent [+]
Producer Prices 107.30 107.20 108.90 8.10 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 103.48 102.60 105.23 40.40 Index Points [+]




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