Finance

Retail Prices Index and Consumer Price Index

Note - Since December 2003 the Government has used the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as its main measure of inflation in the economy rather than the Retail Prices Index (RPI)

Monthly figures

Month

RPI

Year on
year %

CPI

Year on
year %

Release
date

January

252.6

2.8

126.7

1.9

18 February

February

254.2

2.7

127.4

1.7

25 March

March

254.8

2.5

127.7

1.6

15 April

April

255.7

2.5

128.1

1.8

20 May

May

255.9

2.4

128.0

1.5

17 June

June

256.3

2.6

128.3

1.9

15 July

July

256.0

2.5

127.8

1.6

19 August

August

257.0

2.4

128.3

1.5

16 September

September

257.6

2.3

128.4

1.2

14 October

October

257.7

2.3

128.5

1.3

18 November

November

16 December

December

January

 

Month

RPI

Year on
year %

CPI

Year on
year %

Release
date

January

245.8

3.3

124.4

2.7

12 February

February

247.6

3.2

125.2

2.8

19 March

March

248.7

3.3

125.6

2.8

16 April

April

249.5

2.9

125.9

2.4

21 May

May

250.0

3.1

126.1

2.7

18 June

June

249.7

3.3

125.9

2.9

16 July

July

249.7

3.1

125.8

2.8

13 August

August

251.0

3.3

126.4

2.7

17 September

September

251.9

3.2

126.8

2.7

15 October

October

251.9

2.6

126.9

2.2

12 November

November

252.1

2.6

127.0

2.1

17 December

December

253.4

2.7

127.5

2.0

14 January

 

Month

RPI

Year on
year %

CPI

Year on
year %

Release
date

January

238.0

3.9

121.1

3.6

14 February

February

239.9

3.7

121.8

3.4

20 March

March

240.8

3.6

122.2

3.5

17 April

April

242.5

3.5

122.9

3.0

22 May

May

242.4

3.1

122.8

2.8

19 June

June

241.8

2.8

122.3

2.4

17 July

July

242.1

3.2

122.5

2.6

14 August

August

243.0

2.9

123.1

2.5

18 September

September

244.2

2.6

123.5

2.2

16 October

October

245.6

3.2

124.2

2.7

13 November

November

245.6

3.0

124.4

2.7

18 December

December

246.8

3.1

125.0

2.7

15 January

 

 

Source: National Statistics website: www.statistics.gov.uk Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO

On 13 January 1987 the General Index of Retail Prices reverted to the base of 100. All RPI figures have been converted to the 13 January 1987 base. Using the old base of 15 January 1974 the equivalent figure for 13 January 1987 is 394.5.