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Release: Consumer Price Inflation, July 2015

Released: 18 August 2015 (Latest) Next edition: 15 September 2015


Richard Campbell

Prices, ONS

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456900 Recorded Message: +44 (0)800 0113703

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

Frequency of release: Monthly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK

  • The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) grew by 0.1% in the year to July 2015, up from 0.0% in the year to June 2015.

  • A smaller fall in clothing prices on the month compared with a year ago was the main contributor to the rise in inflation.

  • Falling prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages partially offset the rise.

  • CPIH (not a National Statistic) grew by 0.4% in the year to July 2015, up from 0.3% in June 2015.

The Retail Prices Index (not a National Statistic) grew by 1.0% in the year ending July 2015, unchanged from June 2015.

The Consumer Price indices datasets contains percentage changes and weights for the CPI, CPIH, RPI and RPIJ and the components that make up these indices.

Consumer Price Inflation reference tables, July 2015: Measures of inflation data including CPI, CPIH, RPI and RPIJ. These tables complement the Consumer Price Inflation time series data sets also available on our website.

Personal Inflation Calculator (PIC): This interactive application allows you to enter your own spending patterns to generate a personal inflation figure. (Note - requires an SVG-enabled web browser, such as Firefox, Safari or Chrome). Further information on the PIC, including how the calculator works and how to calculate your personal inflation rate, can be found in the article "The Personal Inflation Calculator" on the Economic and Labour Market Review (476.1 Kb Pdf) web page.

Further information on Consumer Price Inflation: A web page for consumer price inflation methodology was launched on 14 July 2014. The page brings together details of the methodology used to construct the indices, articles, videos and infographics on various aspects of the CPI, CPIH, RPI and RPIJ.

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