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General Index of Retail Prices August 2007 13 September 2007

The annual rate of inflation remained unchanged during August at 4.1%.

During the year to mid-August housing costs continued to record the largest change with an increase of 11.6%, partly due to rises in the mortgage interest rate. The annual rate of inflation for All Items Excluding Housing has fallen to 2.7%. The Catering index rose by 8.4% over the same period. Decreases of 1.8% and 0.2% were recorded in the Clothing and Footwear and the Household services indices respectively over the year.

During the month the largest change was recorded in the Clothing and footwear category which fell by 2.2%.

The General Index of Retail Prices for All Items now stands at 128.4 (January 2000 = 100.0).

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