UK inflation remains the same at 1.7% in September

Wednesday, 16. October 2019 10:31

Consumer prices in the United Kingdom remained at 1.7% in September, unchanged compared the same month a year ago, the Office for National Statistics reported on Wednesday.

Largest downward contributions came from motor fuels, with petrol and diesel prices falling by 1.0 and 0.8 pence per liter respectively and second-hand cars, where prices fell by 1.4%. In addition, prices of electricity and gas had risen by 1.8% and 1.2%, respectively, resulting in this month’s downward contribution.

These downward movements were mainly offset by upward movements from furniture, household appliances, maintenance. In addition, hotel overnight stays and restaurants gave a large upward contribution, with recreation and culture items giving a small contribution.

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