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Statistical bulletin: Consumer Price Indices, December 2012

Statistical bulletin: Consumer Price Indices, December 2012

Released: 15 January 2013 Download PDF

Key points

A brief description of Consumer Price Indices
Consumer Prices Index (CPI)
Consumer Prices Index (CPI): Briefing on the monthly movement between November and December 2012
Consumer Prices Index (CPI): Briefing on the change to the 12-month rate between November and December 2012
Consumer Prices Index (CPI): Briefing on the 12-month rate to December 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 2.7% in December 2012, unchanged for the third month in a row. At a more detailed level, there were significant upward and downward pressures on the index
The largest upward pressure came from the price increases in gas and electricity bills
Air fares provided the largest downward pressure, with prices rising at a far slower rate than a year ago
The CPI stands at 125.0 in December 2012 based on 2005 = 100
The Retail Prices Index (RPI – see background note 1) annual inflation stands at 3.1% in December 2012, up from 3.0% in November. Utility bill increases were the largest contributor to the rise
The RPI stands at 246.8 in December 2012 based on January 1987 = 100

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

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