This site tracks inflation in the UK as measured by the Office for National Statistics. Click here for more.
Data for March 2013
Inflationstats.com tracks inflation (the increase in the price of goods and services) in the United Kingdom.
Inflation is the most important of economic indicators. It affects what you can buy, the size of your pay rise each year, and what return you get on your savings. It's at the heart of Government policy, too: the Bank of England's set a target of keeping inflation around 2%. The figures are published each month by the Office for National Statistics, but they're not the easiest thing in the world to navigate, so we've replicated here in a format where it's much easier to move around, view, share and download this key data.
The home page shows the headline rates of RPI and CPI inflation. To see what's driving rises and falls in the rate, you can drill down into the components and sub-components of the indexes.
Moving aroundStart by clicking on the CPI or RPI tab at the top of the component list - the two headline measures are broadly similar but do have different sub-components, calculation methodologies and weights for each item. The sub-components are listed beneath the tab: click to move to the one you want to see next. (To go back up, click the breadcrumb links directly below the "Inflation Statistics" headline.)
Changing between rates, indexes and weightsAt the top right of every page, you can choose between seeing the annual rate of change, the underlying index or the weights of each component. Click the radio buttons to switch between them.