The Consumer Price Index measures inflation – showing changes to the prices of goods based on the price paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods.
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The data series shows CPI trends, details the composition of the CPI measure and compares it to other measures of inflation (such as RPI). It provides index measures based on a 2005 baseline, as well as showing change over the 12 month periods.
The ONS produce a number of narrative reports to accompany this data, provide a number of bulletins and updates, as well as methodological materials.
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