UK Inflation Down to 3% in April


UK CPI annual inflation stands at 3.0 per cent in April 2012, down from 3.5 per cent in March. The timing of Easter had a significant impact on the April data.

The annual rate was last lower in December 2009 when it was 2.9 per cent although the 3.0 per cent was equalled in February 2010.

The CPI stands at 122.9 in April 2012 based on 2005 = 100

Air transport, off-sales of alcohol, clothing and sea transport were the most significant drivers behind the decrease in annual inflation between March and April

The largest upward pressures to the change in CPI annual inflation between March and April came from the operation of personal transport equipment, restaurants & hotels and rents.


TradingEconomics.com, UK Statistics
5/22/2012 11:17:34 AM