UK inflation: which goods and services have changed most in price?

The UK’s annual inflation rate dropped sharply to 4.6% in October from the previous month’s 6.7% on the back of falling energy prices.

The Office for National Statistics compiled the overall reading using the consumer prices index but also logged prices for individual goods and services. Here, we look at how the cost of many of those everyday items has changed over the past year.

In each case the figure is the percentage change in the average price over the 12 months to October.



Sugar 49.6%
Olive oil 50.2%
Sauces and condiments 20.6%
Pasta products and couscous 9.1%
Eggs 17.1%
Pork 14.7%
Vegetables 10.8%
Cheese and curd 9.7%
Ready-made meals 8.6%
Fish 11.3%
Bread 12.2%
Fruit 5.6%
Jams, marmalades and honey 5.1%
Low-fat milk -1.8%
Whole milk -5.3%
Butter -6.1%



Cocoa and powdered chocolate 12.3%
Tea 15.1%
Fruit and vegetable juices 10.9%
Mineral or spring waters 9.1%
Soft drinks 7.7%
Coffee 9.5%
Beer 12%
Spirits 9.5%
Wine 9%

A gas and electric meter

Electricity, gas and other fuels

Electricity -15.6%
Solid fuels -2.1%
Gas -31%
Liquid fuels -18.3%


Clothing and shoes

Repair and hire of clothes 10.7%
Garments for infants and children 6.9%
Garments for women 7.6%
Garments for men 5.6%
Footwear for women 1.7%
Footwear for infants and children 8.1%
Footwear for men 5.5%

A fridge

Household items and furniture

Carpets and rugs 8.7%
Cookers 6.9%
Garden furniture 3.9%
Lighting equipment 1.2%
Household furniture 2.2%
Bed linen 2.1%
Refrigerators, freezers and fridge-freezers 3.5%

A car

Vehicles and passenger transport

By air 7.9%
By sea and inland waterway 9.9%
By bus and coach 8.8%
By train 6.9%
New cars 3.8%
Bicycles 1.6%
Secondhand cars -3.6%
Motorcycles -3.5%
Diesel -11.8%
Petrol -5.2%

A suitcase

Hospitality and recreation

Holiday centres, campsites and youth hostels 15.6%
Fast food and takeaway food services 8.3%
Restaurants and cafes 8.8%
Hotels and motels 3.5%
Museums 7.3%
Cinemas, theatres and concerts 4.7%

Board games

Other recreational items

Veterinary and other services for pets 12.1%
Games, toys and hobbies 4.8%
Garden products 8.5%
Products for pets 8.7%


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