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

Consumer prices in the United Kingdom increased 2.3 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, above 1.8 percent in January and beating expectations of 2.1 percent. It is the highest inflation rate since September of 2013, boosted by rising fuel prices while food cost increased for the first time in 34 months. 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)
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 2.3% 1.8% 2.1% 2.1%
2017-04-11 08:30 AM Mar 2.3% 2.38%
2017-05-16 08:30 AM Apr 2.44%
2017-06-13 08:30 AM May 2.45%




UK Inflation Rate At 3-1/2-Year High Of 2.3%


Consumer prices in the United Kingdom increased 2.3 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, above 1.8 percent in January and beating expectations of 2.1 percent. It is the highest inflation rate since September of 2013, boosted by rising fuel prices while food cost increased for the first time in 34 months.

Year-on-year, main upward pressure came from prices of transport (6.9 percent compared to 5.7 percent in January); housing and utilities (0.7 percent compared to 0.6 percent); recreation and culture (1.6 percent compared to 0.9 percent); restaurants and hotels (3.2 percent compared to 3 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.2 percent compared to -0.5 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (1.1 percent compared to 0.8 percent). In contrast, cost of clothing and footwear edged down 0.1 percent (after being flat in January). 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices jumped 0.7 percent, following a 0.5 percent drop in January and above market expectations of 0.5 percent. The largest upward effect came from transport (1.2 percent compared to -0.6 percent in January), namely motor fuels, second-hand cars, sea and coach fares; recreation and culture (0.5 percent compared to -0.7 percent), namely personal computers including laptops and tablets; food (0.8 percent compared to 0.2 percent). 

The core index which excludes prices of energy, food, alcohol and tobacco increased 2 percent on the year, higher than 1.6 percent in the previous two months and above expectations of 1.8 percent. 

ONS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
3/21/2017 10:12:49 AM



United Kingdom Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.30 1.80 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.70 -0.50 3.37 -0.94 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 102.09 101.40 102.09 48.40 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.10 101.40 102.10 48.40 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.40 101.60 102.62 72.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.00 1.60 3.70 -0.10 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 104.92 103.84 104.92 4.40 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.70 3.60 27.80 -1.90 percent [+]
Export Prices 100.40 98.20 103.10 12.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 99.80 97.10 102.70 12.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.20 -0.50 13.00 -3.30 percent [+]
Producer Prices 109.50 109.30 109.50 8.10 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 104.20 103.02 105.23 40.40 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 2.90 2.80 4.40 1.50 percent [+]



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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.30 1.80 8.50 -0.10 1989 - 2017 percent Monthly



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