Inflation: Data on both the CPI and RPI inflation indices.Jump to full report >>
The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) is the main measure of inflation. It is produced in line with international standards and is the measure used for the Bank of England’s 2% inflation target. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) is no longer classified as a National Statistic as the way it is calculated does not meet international standards. It is included here as it is well-known and is the longest running measure of inflation.
The CPI inflation rate was 2.1% in July 2019, up from 2.0% in June.
The RPI inflation rate was 2.8% in July 2019, down from 2.9% in June.
Most of the upward contribution to the CPI rate came from price increases in games, toys and hobbies and accomodation services, offset by price decreases in transport.
Commons Briefing papers SN02792
Author: Feargal McGuinness