United Kingdom (UK): Monthly Retail Price Index 2017-2019

Retail Price Index (RPI) in the United Kingdom (UK) from March 2017 to March 2019

United Kingdom (UK): Monthly Retail Price Index 2017-2019 The Retail Price Index (RPI) is one of the main measures of inflation used to calculate the change in the price of goods and services within the British economy. The base month for the index is January 1987 where the index value was equal to 100, with months after this date based on the percentage change from this level. In March 2019 the index value was 285.1, indicating that the price for a fixed basket of goods had increased by 185 percent since 1987.
Forecasted rate of three percent
Between 2000 and 2018 the inflation rate of the Retail Price Index fluctuated between a high of 5.2 percent in 2011 and a low of minus 0.5 percent in 2009, indicating deflation in that year. In the future the government has forecasted that the RPI will stick to a generally stable rate of between 3.1 and 3.2 percent until at least 2023.

Widely used but not official
While the retail price index is still seen as a useful indicator, it is not presented as the main inflation measure, with the use of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) encouraged by the Office of National Statistics instead. The basket of goods which are used to calculate this measure constantly changes, with recent additions being smart-speakers, as well as bakeware to reflect changing tastes and priorities for consumers.
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Retail Price Index (RPI) in the United Kingdom (UK) from March 2017 to March 2019

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Index (1987=100)
Mar '19285.1
Feb '19285
Jan '19283
Dec '18285.6
Nov '18284.6
Oct '18284.5
Sep '18284.1
Aug '18284.2
Jul '18281.7
Jun '18281.5
May '18280.7
Apr '18279.7
Mar '18278.3
Feb '18 278.1
Jan '18 276
Dec '17 278.1
Nov '17 275.8
Oct '17 275.3
Sep '17 275.1
Aug '17 274.7
Jul '17 272.9
Jun '17 272.3
May '17 271.7
Apr '17 270.6
Mar '17 269.3
Index (1987=100)
Mar '19285.1
Feb '19285
Jan '19283
Dec '18285.6
Nov '18284.6
Oct '18284.5
Sep '18284.1
Aug '18284.2
Jul '18281.7
Jun '18281.5
May '18280.7
Apr '18279.7
Mar '18278.3
Feb '18 278.1
Jan '18 276
Dec '17 278.1
Nov '17 275.8
Oct '17 275.3
Sep '17 275.1
Aug '17 274.7
Jul '17 272.9
Jun '17 272.3
May '17 271.7
Apr '17 270.6
Mar '17 269.3
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The Retail Price Index (RPI) is one of the main measures of inflation used to calculate the change in the price of goods and services within the British economy. The base month for the index is January 1987 where the index value was equal to 100, with months after this date based on the percentage change from this level. In March 2019 the index value was 285.1, indicating that the price for a fixed basket of goods had increased by 185 percent since 1987.
Forecasted rate of three percent
Between 2000 and 2018 the inflation rate of the Retail Price Index fluctuated between a high of 5.2 percent in 2011 and a low of minus 0.5 percent in 2009, indicating deflation in that year. In the future the government has forecasted that the RPI will stick to a generally stable rate of between 3.1 and 3.2 percent until at least 2023.

Widely used but not official
While the retail price index is still seen as a useful indicator, it is not presented as the main inflation measure, with the use of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) encouraged by the Office of National Statistics instead. The basket of goods which are used to calculate this measure constantly changes, with recent additions being smart-speakers, as well as bakeware to reflect changing tastes and priorities for consumers.
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