CPI and RPI Basket of Goods and Services

The 'shopping basket' of items making up the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) and Retail Prices Index (RPI) are reviewed every year. Some items are taken out of the basket, some are brought in, to reflect changes in the market and to make sure the CPI and RPI are up to date and representative of consumer spending patterns. This article describes the review process and explains how and why the various items in the CPI and RPI baskets are chosen.

Source agency: Office for National Statistics

Designation: National Statistics

Language: English

Alternative title: Basket of Goods

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Author UK Statistics Authority
agency Office for National Statistics
categories Economy
date_released 2010-03-15
date_updated 2011-03-15
department UK Statistics Authority
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