Research and Intelligence

Consumer Price Indices

Publisher :
Office for National Statistics
Date Published :
14 September 2010
Subject Keywords :
Consumer Price Indices, Consumer Prices Index, CPI
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Provides detailed information on: Consumer Prices Index (CPI), which is the main domestic measure of UK inflation for macroeconomic purposes; Retail Prices Index (RPI), which is the most familiar general purpose measure of UK inflation of goods and services; headline rate of inflation and underlying rate of inflation.

It contains tables of latest figures, average retail prices, CPI data back to 1996, RPI data back to 1987, long run series of consumer price inflation, purchasing power of the pound, EU Harmonised Index of Consumer Price Indices (HICP) back to 1998, seasonally adjusted RPIY and RPI pensioner indices.

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