Consumer prices in the UK rose in April by 0.4% compared to March, when growth was 0.1%. In annual terms, inflation slowed to 2.4% from 2.5%, according to the Office for National Statistics. Analysts had predicted the growth of the first indicator by 0.5%, the second one - by 2.5%. The annual inflation in April became minimal for the last 13 months, because of a decrease in the cost of air tickets, since Easter this year was in March. In monthly terms, food and non-alcoholic beverages fell 0.2%. Prices for clothing and footwear increased by 0.4%, for alcohol and tobacco products - by 0.8%, for transport services - by 1%. A record increase during the settlement period was an increase in the cost of non-alcoholic beverages by 2.8% due to the introduction of a tax on high sugar content in soda.
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