Consumer inflation in the UK slowed to 2.4% in September from 2.7% in August, ONS reported. Economists had expected inflation at 2.6%. Compared to the previous month, consumer prices increased by 0.1% after rising 0.7% in August. The forecast of experts assumed a rise in prices by 0.2%. The Bank of England raised the base rate in August to ease inflation, which exceeds its target level of 2%. Compared with August, food and non-alcoholic beverages are cheaper by 0.2%. The cost of transport services decreased by 1.8%. Rising prices for clothes and shoes amounted to 3.1%, for educational services – 1%. Without energy, food, alcohol and tobacco, prices rose by 1.9%.
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