U.K Inflation Eases in October


U.K. annual inflation stands at 5.0 per cent in October 2011, down from 5.2 per cent in September.

The largest downward pressures to the change in CPI annual inflation between September and October came from falls in the cost of food (due to significant and widespread discounting by supermarkets and good harvests for certain produce), air fares and petrol.

The largest upward pressures to the change in CPI annual inflation between September and October came from increases in the cost of clothing, electricity and gas.

RPI annual inflation stands at 5.4 per cent in October, down from 5.6 per cent in September. The largest downward pressures came from falls in the cost of food and petrol. Partially offsetting these were upward pressures from clothing, furniture, electricity and gas. The RPI stands at 238.0 in October 2011.


TradingEconomics.com, UK Office for National Statistics
11/15/2011 11:00:18 AM