United Kingdom Inflation Rate 1989-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Consumer prices in the United Kingdom rose by 3.1 percent in the year to November 2017, following a 3 percent gain in the previous month and beating market expectations of 3 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since March 2012, mainly due to rising prices of transport, leisure activities, restaurants and hotels, housing and food. Inflation Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 2.58 percent from 1989 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 8.50 percent in April of 1991 and a record low of -0.10 percent in April of 2015.

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UK November Inflation Rate Highest Since Early 2012


Consumer prices in the United Kingdom rose by 3.1 percent in the year to November 2017, following a 3 percent gain in the previous month and beating market expectations of 3 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since March 2012, mainly due to rising prices of transport, leisure activities, restaurants and hotels, housing and food.

Year-on-year, prices rose at a faster pace for: transport (4.5 percent from 4 percent in October), in particular fuels and lubricants (3.5 percent from 3.4 percent) and purchase of new cars (3.8 percent from 3.2 percent); recreation and culture (3.1 percent from 2.8 percent); restaurants and hotels (3.2 percent from 3.1 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (2.4 percent from 2.3 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (4.1 percent from 4 percent); and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (4.5 percent from 4.3 percent). Meanwhile, inflation slowed for clothing and footwear (3 percent from 3.2 percent in October); furniture, household equipment and maintenance (2.8 percent from 3.1 percent); and miscellaneous goods and services (0.6 percent from 0.9 percent).

The consumer prices index including owner occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH) rose by 2.8 percent in November, the same as in October.

The annual core inflation rate, which excludes prices of energy, food, alcohol and tobacco, stood at 2.7 percent in November, unchanged from the previous month and in line with market consensus. The rate remained at the highest level since December 2011.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent after increasing 0.1 percent in October and above market forecast of 0.2 percent. Prices rose sharply for clothing and footwear (1.2 percent), recreation and culture (0.7 percent) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.5 percent).

ONS | Joana Ferreira |
12/12/2017 9:50:14 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-17 08:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3% 2.9% 3.0% 3.1%
2017-11-14 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.0% 3% 3.1% 3.2%
2017-12-12 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.1% 3.0% 3.0% 3.2%
2018-01-16 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2018-02-13 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2018-03-20 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY


United Kingdom Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.10 3.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.10 3.37 -0.94 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 104.60 104.24 104.60 48.40 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 104.60 104.20 104.60 48.40 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 104.90 104.60 104.90 72.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.70 2.70 3.70 -0.10 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 104.20 103.94 104.20 4.30 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.00 2.80 27.80 -1.90 percent [+]
Export Prices 112.80 112.10 112.80 12.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 110.80 110.30 110.80 12.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.10 4.00 13.00 -3.30 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 2.90 2.80 4.40 1.50 percent [+]
Producer Prices 111.30 111.10 111.30 8.10 Index Points [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 102.90 102.80 102.90 31.70 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 105.30 105.20 106.77 40.40 Index Points [+]


United Kingdom Inflation Rate

In the United Kingdom, the most important categories in the consumer price index are Transport (16.2 percent of the total weight) and Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other fuels (14.4 percent). Recreation and Culture accounts for 13.4 percent; Restaurants and Hotels for 11.4 percent and Food and Non-alcoholic Beverages for 11.2 percent. The index also includes: Miscellaneous Goods and Services (9.6 percent); Clothing and Footwear (6.5 percent); Furniture, Household Equipment and Maintenance (6.1 percent). Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco; Health, Communication and Education account for remaining 11.2 percent of total weight. This page provides - United Kingdom Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.10 3.00 8.50 -0.10 1989 - 2017 percent Monthly




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.80 Sep/17
Brazil 2.80 Nov/17
Canada 1.40 Oct/17
China 1.70 Nov/17
Euro Area 1.50 Nov/17
France 1.20 Nov/17
Germany 1.80 Nov/17
India 4.88 Nov/17
Indonesia 3.30 Nov/17
Italy 0.90 Nov/17
Japan 0.20 Oct/17
Mexico 6.63 Nov/17
Netherlands 1.50 Nov/17
Russia 2.50 Nov/17
South Korea 1.30 Nov/17
Spain 1.70 Nov/17
Switzerland 0.80 Nov/17
Turkey 12.98 Nov/17
United Kingdom 3.10 Nov/17
United States 2.20 Nov/17