UK Inflation Rate Raises to 4.5% in April


United Kingdom CPI annual inflation stands at 4.5 per cent, up from 4.0 per cent in March. The timing of Easter 2011 had a significant impact on these data.

Air transport, alcohol and tobacco and gas were the most significant drivers behind the increase in annual inflation between March and April.

The main downward pressures to annual inflation came from petrol and diesel, miscellaneous goods and services, clothing and footwear and communication.

Annual inflation as recorded by the retail prices index (RPI) stands at 5.2 per cent in April, down from 5.3 per cent in March.


TradingEconomics.com, UK Office for National Statistics
5/17/2011 11:46:07 AM