U.K. Inflation Fall to 4.2% in June

U.K. consumer price index posted its first June decline in eight years, as high street sales on electronic goods, computer games and toys brought price rises down.

U.K. CPI annual inflation stands at 4.2 per cent, down from 4.5 per cent in May.

The main downward pressure to annual inflation came from recreation and culture, particularly games, toys and hobbies and, to
a lesser extent, audio visual equipment where there was price discounting on some products.

The main upward pressures to annual inflation came from a variety of food products.

Annual inflation as recorded by the retail prices index (RPI) stands at 5.0 per cent in June, down from 5.2 per cent in May.

TradingEconomics.com, UK Office for National Statistics
7/12/2011 10:59:21 AM