Tuesday 13th September 2010
Circular No. National Policy 164/10
To the Secretary all Branches
Regional Councils, Regional Offices and
Council of Executive members.
The Office of National Statistics has today published the August 2010 rates of RPI and CPI. The RPI for the twelve months to August 2010 is 4.7%. This is down slightly from 4.8% for the twelve months to July 2010.
The Government’s preferred measure of inflation, CPI, is 3.1%, the same level as for the twelve months to July 2010. The next publication date is 12th October 2010.
The largest upward pressures came from:
- air transport where fares rose by 16.1%, clothing and footwear where prices overall rose by 2.8 per cent this year, and food where the largest upward effects came from bread and cereals, and vegetables.