Inflation: Data on both the CPI and RPI inflation indices.

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The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) is the main measure of inflation. It is produced in line with international standards and is the measure used for the Bank of England’s 2% inflation target. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) is no longer classified as a National Statistic as the way it is calculated does not meet international standards. It is included here as it is well-known and is the longest running measure of inflation.

The CPI inflation rate was 1.7% in February 2020, down slightly from 1.8% in January.

The RPI inflation rate was 2.5% in February 2020, down from 2.7% in January. 

Downward contributions to the CPI rate came mostly from alcohol and tobacco, food, and furniture and household goods, partly offset by increases in price in restaurants and hotels.

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