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

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

The UK’s annual inflation rate fell in March, but not by as much as forecast, remaining in double digits at 10.1%, with the price of many of the items used to calculate the figure continuing to rise at a much faster rate.

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

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


Sugar 42.1%Low-fat milk 38.8%Cheese and curd 33.6%Eggs 32%Pasta products and couscous 24.1%Butter 22.7%Ready-made meals 20.9%Jams, marmalades and honey 20.9%Bread 18.9%Fish 16.7%Pizza and quiche 17.2%Fruit 10.6%


Mineral or spring waters 18.3%Tea 19%Coffee 15.6%Soft drinks 12.2%Fruit and vegetable juices 14.1%Beer 7.6%Spirits 6.1%Wine 4.8%

Electricity, gas and other fuels

Gas 129.4%Electricity 66.7%Solid fuels 25.0%

Clothing and shoes

Garments for men 8.4%Garments for women 7.1%Garments for infants and children 6.9%Footwear for men 5.5%Footwear for women 3.2%

Household items and furniture

Refrigerators, freezers and fridge-freezers 18%Cookers 12.3%Carpets and rugs 10.7%Garden furniture 9.8%Household furniture 9.6%Bed linen 4.3%Lighting equipment 1%

Vehicles and passenger transport

New cars 6.5%Motorcycles -0.2%Bicycles -0.9%Secondhand cars -4.5%

By air 24.2%By sea and inland waterway 14.4%By bus and coach 8.4%By train 4.9%

Diesel -2.4%Petrol -8.4%

Hospitality and recreation

Hotels and motels 16.6%Fast food and takeaway food services 12.7%Holiday centres, campsites and youth hostels 11.4%Restaurants and cafes 10.4%Museums 6.7%Cinemas, theatres and concerts 3.7%

Other recreational items

Products for pets 18.4%Garden products 13.8%Veterinary and other services for pets 12.4%