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 1.5% in October 2019, down from 1.7% in September.
The RPI inflation rate was 2.1% in October 2019, down from 2.4% in September.
Downward contributions to the CPI rate came largely from electricity and gas prices, with other contributions from furniture and household goods and recreation and culture.
Commons Briefing papers SN02792
Author: Feargal McGuinness