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Release: Consumer Price Inflation, January 2015

Released: 17 February 2015 Next edition: 24 March 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: Country

  • The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) grew by 0.3% in the year to January 2015, down from 0.5% in December 2014.

  • Falling prices for motor fuels and food were the main contributors to the slowdown in the rate of inflation.

  • Smaller price falls than a year ago for clothing partially offset the slowdown.

  • CPIH (not a National Statistic) grew by 0.4% in the year to January 2015, down from 0.6% in December 2014.

The Retail Prices Index (not a National Statistic) grew by 1.1% in the year ending January 2015, down from 1.6% in December 2014.

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, January 2015: (2.15 Mb Excel sheet) Measures of Inflation data including CPI, CPIH, RPI and RPIJ. These tables complement the Consumer Price Inflation Time Series data sets also available on the ONS 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 Labour and Market Review (476.1 Kb Pdf) web page.

Further information on Consumer Price Inflation: A new web page for consumer price inflation methodology was launched on 14 July 2014. The new 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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