United Kingdom: Inflation eases to a new record low in January
February 17, 2015
In January, consumer prices fell 0.9% over the previous month, which was down from the flat reading reported in December. January’s figure was mainly driven by falling prices for motor fuels and food.
Annual inflation fell from 0.5% in December to 0.3% in January, which marked the lowest rate on record. January’s figure came in slightly below market expectations of inflation inching down to 0.4%. Annual average inflation inched down from December’s 1.5% to 1.3% in January, and now stands at its lowest level since November 2004.
Author: Dirina Mançellari, Senior Economist