United Kingdom Inflation Rate 1989-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The inflation rate in the United Kingdom was recorded at -0.10 percent in April of 2015. Inflation Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 2.72 percent from 1989 until 2015, 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
-0.10 0.00 8.50 -0.10 1989 - 2015 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. Content for - United Kingdom Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-24 09:30 AM Feb 0% 0.3% 0.1% 0.1%
2015-04-14 09:30 AM Mar 0.0% 0% 0% -0.1%
2015-05-19 09:30 AM Apr -0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2015-06-16 09:30 AM May -0.1% 0.57%
2015-07-14 09:30 AM Jun 0.54%
2015-08-18 09:30 AM Jul 0.55%


UK Inflation Rate at Record Low


Consumer prices in Britain fell 0.1 percent year-on-year in April, compared to no change in March, driven by lower food and fuel cost. This is the first time the CPI has fallen since official records began in 1996 and the first time since 1960 based on comparable historic estimates.

Year-on-year, cost of food went down 3.0 percent and transport prices dropped 2.8 percent, driven by a 12.3 percent fall in fuels and lubricants. Additional downward pressures came from furniture and household equipment (-0.5 percent), recreation and culture (-0.4 percent) and clothing and footwear (-0.4 percent).

Upward pressures came from prices of education (10 percent), alcoholic beverages and tobacco (3 percent), restaurants and hotels (2 percent), health (2 percent), communication (1 percent) and housing and utilities (0.5 percent). 

On a monthly basis, the CPI rose 0.2 percent in April, the same pace as in March. The largest downward contributions came from transport services - notably air and sea fares, with the timing of Easter this year a likely factor. 

The core inflation rate which strips out increases in energy, food, alcohol and tobacco, slowed to 0.8 percent in April from 1.0 percent in March.

ONS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/19/2015 10:32:48 AM


Recent Releases

UK Inflation Rate Stays at 0% in March
Consumer prices in Britain remained unchanged in March for the second consecutive month driven by a fall in prices of transport, leisure and food. It is the lowest rate since records began in 1989. Published on 2015-04-14

UK Inflation Rate Drops to 0% in February
British consumer prices were unchanged in the year to February 2015, the level not seen since comparable records started in 1989. The main contributions to the slowdown came from food, fuel, furniture & furnishings and a range of recreational goods. Published on 2015-03-24


United Kingdom Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.10 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.20 3.37 -0.94 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 127.95 127.64 128.53 61.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.80 1.00 3.70 -0.10 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 127.64 127.39 128.53 124.40 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 124.32 124.02 124.32 87.60 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 105.63 105.58 105.63 4.59 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -1.70 -1.70 27.80 -1.90 percent [+]
Export Prices 91.00 90.40 103.10 12.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 91.80 91.80 102.70 12.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -2.80 -3.00 13.00 -3.30 percent [+]
Producer Prices 107.00 106.90 108.90 8.10 Index Points [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Feb/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.17 Apr/15 8.13 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 0.80 Apr/15 1.20 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.50 Apr/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.00 Apr/15 -0.10 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.10 Apr/15 -0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.50 Apr/15 0.30 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.87 Apr/15 5.25 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.79 Apr/15 6.38 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.10 Apr/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.30 Mar/15 2.20 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.06 Apr/15 3.14 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.60 Apr/15 0.38 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.40 Apr/15 16.90 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Apr/15 0.40 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.60 Apr/15 -0.70 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.10 Apr/15 -0.90 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.91 Apr/15 7.61 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom -0.10 Apr/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States -0.20 Apr/15 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]