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Clothing and footwear prices rise at record rates

Clothing and footwear prices rose 2% in November, the most in an October to November period since records began, contributing to a record rise in overall inflation during the month.

Clothing prices rose at 11.3% on an annual basis, the highest level since 1980. Clothing price rises were driven by men’s outerwear during the bad weather.

The rises herald the end of more than a decade of deflation in clothing.

The overall Consumer Prices Index was up by 3.3% during the month and compared to a 3.2% rise in October, the Office for National Statistics reported.

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