The Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH) rose by 1.6% in the 12 months to April 2021, up from 1.0% growth to March.
The largest upward contributions to the CPIH 12-month inflation rate came from housing and household services (0.57 percentage points), and transport (0.56 percentage points).
On a monthly basis, the CPIH rose by 0.7% in April 2021, following a 0.2% increase in March 2021.
Rising household utility, clothing, and motor fuel prices made the largest upward contributions to CPIH growth in April 2021; these were partially offset by a large downward contribution from recreation and culture.
The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 1.5% in the 12 months to April 2021, up from 0.7% growth to March; on a monthly basis, the CPI rose by 0.6% in April 2021, following a 0.3% increase in March 2021.
As a result of the easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the number of CPIH items identified as unavailable in April 2021 fell to 28, accounting for 3.1% of the basket by weight; we collected a weighted total of 77.2% of comparable coverage collected before the first lockdown (excluding unavailable items).
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released a public statement on the coronavirus and the production of statistics; Section 8: Measuring the data describes the situation in relation to consumer price statistics.