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Release: Users and uses of consumer price inflation statistics, 2013

Released: 15 October 2013


Ainslie Restieaux

Prices, ONS

Telephone: +44 (0) 1633 456299

Categories: Economy, Price Indices and Inflation, Prices, Output and Productivity, Consumer Price Indices, Consumer Prices Index, Retail Prices Index

Frequency of release: Ad-hoc

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK and GB

In this release

Consumer price inflation statistics are important indicators of how the UK economy is performing. They are used in many ways by individuals, government, businesses and academics. Inflation statistics impact on everyone in some way as they affect interest rates, tax allowances, benefits, pensions, savings rates, maintenance contracts and many other payments. This article provides information about the users and uses of consumer price inflation statistics, and user experiences of these statistics, including the new CPIH and RPIJ measures. In addition, it also provides information on the characteristics of the different measures of consumer price inflation in relation to their potential use.

Users and uses of consumer price inflation statistics (100.5 Kb Pdf)

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