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Consumer Price Index jumps to 2.9%

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to 2.9% in the year to December, up from 1.9% in November, according to the Office for National Statistics.

In contrast, the price of clothing and footwear fell 3.5% over the 12 months, which had a downward pull of 0.2% on the CPI 12-month rate.

In the year to December, the Retail Price Index (RPI) rose to 2.4%, up from 0.3% in November.

In clothing and footwear, retail prices fell over the year but by less than a year ago. The main upward pull to the overall RPI rate came from women’s and men’s outwear and footwear.



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