Inflation falls to lower than expected 2.4%

Price rises were lower than expected last month as food and non-alcoholic beverages became slightly cheaper, the ONS said.

By John-Paul Ford Rojas, business reporter

Inflation fell to a lower than expected 2.4% in September according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation slipped from 2.7% in August, with slightly falling prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages the main reason for the decline.

In addition, clothing price rises were weaker than at the same time last year and, while drivers saw increases in petrol costs these...
source: The Sky News

2018-10-17 12:29
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