UK CPI eased to 10.1% in January

MADRID, 15 Feb.

UK CPI eased to 10.1% in January


The year-on-year inflation rate in the United Kingdom stood at 10.1% last January, compared to 10.5% registered in December 2022, representing the third consecutive downward adjustment and the smallest increase in prices since last September, as reported on Wednesday by the British National Statistics Office (ONS, for its acronym in English).

In January, the year-on-year rise in the price of food and non-alcoholic beverages moderated to 16.7%, compared to 16.8% in December, while housing supplies increased their cost by 26.7%, one tenth more than the previous month.

For its part, the core CPI, which excludes the volatility of energy, food, alcohol and tobacco prices, stood at 5.8% in January, half a point below the 6.3% in December 2022.

In monthly terms, prices registered a decrease of 0.6% in the last month of the year, after the rise of 0.4% in December and compared to the decrease of 0.1% in January 2022.