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Consumer Price Indices, September 2012

Released: 16 October 2012 Download PDF

Contents

  • Key points
  • A brief description of Consumer Price Indices
  • Consumer Prices Index (CPI)
  • Consumer Prices Index (CPI): Briefing on the monthly movement between August and September 2012
  • Consumer Prices Index (CPI): Briefing on the change to the 12-month rate between August and September 2012
  • Consumer Prices Index (CPI): Briefing on the 12-month rate to September 2012
  • Other measures of Consumer Prices Index (CPI) Inflation
  • Retail Prices Index (RPI) compared with Consumer Prices Index (CPI)
  • Other measures of Retail Prices Index (RPI) Inflation
  • Notable Consumer Prices Index (CPI) and Retail Prices Index (RPI) Records
  • Data tables
  • Background notes
  • Statistical contacts

 

Key points

  • The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) annual inflation stands at 2.2 per cent in September 2012, down from 2.5 per cent in August. This is the slowest rate of inflation since November 2009, when it was 1.9 per cent
  • The majority of the downward pressure to the change in the CPI came from the housing & household services sector with September 2011’s utility bill rises falling out of the index calculation. There were significant upward pressures from the transport (predominantly motor fuels), recreation & culture and miscellaneous goods & services sectors
  • The CPI stands at 123.5 in September 2012 based on 2005 = 100
  • The Retail Prices Index (RPI) annual inflation stands at 2.6 per cent in September 2012, down from 2.9 per cent in August
  • By far the largest downward pressure to the change in the RPI came as a result of September 2011’s utility bill rises falling out of the index calculation. The majority of the upward pressure to the index came from an increase in the price of motor fuels
  • The RPI stands at 244.2 in September 2012 based on January 1987 = 100

 

Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0.

 

 

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