Consumer Price Inflation: Feb 2016

Consumer Price Inflation: Feb 2016

  • The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 0.3% in the year to February 2016, unchanged from January 2016.
  • This maintains the position seen over the last few months of a rate which is a little above zero.
  • The contributions to change in the CPI rate from the detailed categories were relatively small compared with most months.
  • The largest downward contribution came from the transport sector, from price changes for items such as road passenger transport, second-hand cars and bicycles.
  • Rising food prices, particularly for vegetables, offset this
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