The inflation rate in the UK edged up to 0.6% in December of 2020 from 0.3% in November and slightly above market forecasts of 0.5%, as some coronavirus restrictions were eased. Biggest upward contribution came from transport (1.9% vs 1%), namely air fares and second-hand cars; clothing and footwear (-1.8% vs -3.6%); recreation and culture (2.6% vs 1.9%); and alcohol and tobacco (3.6% vs 2%). In contrast, main downward pressure came from food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.4% vs -0.6%); furniture (-0.7% vs -0.3%); communication (2.6% vs 3.5%); and restaurants and hotels (0.1% vs 0.4%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.3%, above forecasts of 0.2%. source: Office for National Statistics
Inflation Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 2.50 percent from 1989 until 2020, 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. This page provides - United Kingdom Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.
Inflation Rate in the United Kingdom is expected to be 0.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in the United Kingdom to stand at 1.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.70 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.