UK inflation falls by 0.5%

CPI annual inflation stands at 3.0 per cent in April 2012, down from 3.5 per cent in March, according to the latest statistics from the ONS. 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

RPI annual inflation stands at 3.5 per cent in April, down from 3.6 per cent in March. The annual rate was last lower in December 2009. The largest downward pressures to the change in RPI annual inflation between March and April came from alcoholic drinks, clothing, fares & other travel and the purchase of motor vehicles. Partially offsetting these were upward pressures from housing and petrol & oil. The RPI stands at 242.5 in April 2012 based on January 1987 = 100

CPI annual inflation stands at 3.0 per cent in April 2012, down from 3.5 per cent in March, according to the latest statistics from the ONS.

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

RPI annual inflation stands at 3.5 per cent in April, down from 3.6 per cent in March. The annual rate was last lower in December 2009. The largest downward pressures to the change in RPI annual inflation between March and April came from alcoholic drinks, clothing, fares & other travel and the purchase of motor vehicles. Partially offsetting these were upward pressures from housing and petrol & oil. The RPI stands at 242.5 in April 2012 based on January 1987 = 100

Posted on May 22, 2012 by Peter Marriott, in: Uncategorized

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