History of Inflation in UK

Historical UK Inflation

Inflation since 1810

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Inflation has reduced the value of money. Rising prices means money buys less than it used to. See: Definition of Inflation

100 Years of Inflation in UK

UK Inflation

Inflation in 1960s and 1970s.

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Inflation Since 1989

UK Inflation

UK inflation 1989-2011

Periods of Inflation In UK

Deflation of the 1920s and 1930s.

The UK hasn’t always had inflation. In the 1920s and 30s, there was a long period of deflation (falling prices). This meant the value of money increased. The 1920s and 30s, were generally a period of low growth and high unemployment.

Inflation of the 1970s

The highest peace time inflation occurred in the 1970s, when inflation rose due to wage push and oil push inflation. See: Economy of the 1970s

Historical Inflation and Interest rates

Inflation and Interest Rates since 1900

Interest rates and Inflation since 1979

 

 

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Inflation in UK (year end)

2011 – 4.8%

2010 – 3.5%

2009 -0.50%
2008 4.00%
2007 4.30%
2006 3.20%
2005 2.80%
2004 3.00%
2003 2.90%
2002 1.70%
2001 1.80%
2000 3.00%
1999 1.50%
1998 3.40%
1997 3.10%
1996 2.40%
1995 3.50%
1994 2.40%
1993 1.60%
1992 3.70%
1991 5.90%
1990 9.50%
1989 7.80%
1988 4.90%
1987 4.20%
1986 3.40%
1985 6.10%
1984 5.00%
1983 4.60%
1982 8.60%
1981 11.90%
1980 18.00%
1979 13.40%
1978 8.30%
1977 15.80%
1976 16.50%
1975 24.20%
1974 16.00%
1973 9.20%
1972 7.10%
1971 9.40%
1970 6.40%
1969 5.40%
1968 4.70%
1967 2.50%
1966 3.90%
1965 4.80%
1964 3.30%
1963 2.00%
1962 4.30%
1961 3.40%
1960 1.00%
1959 0.60%
1958 3.00%
1957 3.70%
1956 4.90%
1955 4.50%
1954 1.80%
1953 3.10%
1952 9.20%
1951 9.10%
1950 3.10%
1949 2.80%
1948 7.70%
1947 7.00%
1946 3.10%
1945 2.80%
1944 2.70%
1943 3.40%
1942 7.10%
1941 10.80%
1940 16.80%
1939 2.80%
1938 1.60%
1937 3.40%
1936 0.70%
1935 0.70%
1934 0.00%
1933 -2.10%
1932 -2.60%
1931 -4.30%
1930 -2.80%
1929 -0.90%
1928 -0.30%
1927 -2.40%
1926 -0.80%
1925 0.30%
1924 -0.70%
1923 -6.00%
1922 -14.00%
1921 -8.60%
1920 15.40%
1919 10.10%
1918 22.00%
1917 25.20%
1916 18.10%
1915 12.50%
1914 -0.30%
1913 -0.40%
1912 3.00%
1911 0.10%
1910 0.90%
1909 0.50%
1908 0.50%
1907 1.20%
1906 0.00%
1905 0.40%
1904 -0.20%
1903 0.40%
1902 0.00%
1901 0.50%
1900 5.10%
1899 0.70%
1898 0.30%
1897 1.50%
1896 -0.30%
1895 -1.00%
1894 -2.00%
1893 -0.70%
1892 0.40%
1891 0.70%
1890 0.20%
1889 1.40%
1888 0.70%
1887 -0.50%
1886 -1.60%
1885 -3.00%
1884 -2.70%
1883 -0.50%
1882 1.00%
1881 -1.10%
1880 3.00%
1879 -4.40%
1878 -2.20%
1877 -0.70%
1876 -0.30%
1875 -1.90%
1874 -3.30%
1873 3.10%
1872 4.70%
1871 1.40%
1870 0.00%
1869 -5.00%
1868 -1.70%
1867 6.10%
1866 6.50%
1865 0.90%
1864 -0.90%
1863 -3.60%
1862 -2.60%
1861 2.70%
1860 3.70%
1859 -1.80%
1858 -8.40%
1857 -5.60%
1856 0.00%
1855 3.30%
1854 15.10%
1853 9.30%
1852 0.00%
1851 -3.00%
1850 -6.40%
1849 -6.30%
1848 -12.10%
1847 12.00%
1846 4.00%
1845 4.90%
1844 -0.10%
1843 -11.30%
1842 -7.60%
1841 -2.30%
1840 1.80%
1839 7.30%
1838 0.70%
1837 2.50%
1836 11.00%
1835 1.70%
1834 -7.80%
1833 -6.10%
1832 -7.40%
1831 9.90%
1830 -3.60%
1829 -1.00%
1828 -2.90%
1827 -6.50%
1826 -5.50%
1825 17.40%
1824 8.60%
1823 6.80%
1822 -13.50%
1821 -12.00%
1820 -9.30%
1819 -2.50%
1818 0.30%
1817 13.50%
1816 -8.40%
1815 -10.70%
1814 -12.70%
1813 2.50%
1812 13.20%
1811 -2.90%
1810 3.20%
1809 9.70%
1808 3.40%
1807 -1.90%
1806 -4.40%
1805 16.20%
1804 3.20%
1803 -5.90%
1802 -23.00%
1801 11.70%
1800 36.50%
1799 12.30%
1798 -2.20%
1797 -10.00%
1796 6.40%
1795 11.60%
1794 7.70%
1793 2.80%
1792 1.50%
1791 -0.10%
1790 1.80%
1789 -1.30%
1788 4.00%
1787 -0.60%
1786 0.00%
1785 -4.00%
1784 0.60%
1783 12.00%
1782 2.10%
1781 4.10%
1780 -3.40%
1779 -8.50%
1778 4.00%
1777 -0.40%
1776 -2.20%
1775 -5.60%
1774 0.90%
1773 -0.30%
1772 10.70%
1771 8.50%
1770 -0.40%
1769 -8.20%
1768 -1.10%
1767 5.80%
1766 1.20%
1765 3.50%
1764 8.90%
1763 2.70%
1762 3.90%
1761 -4.50%
1760 -4.50%
1759 -7.90%
1758 -0.30%
1757 21.80%
1756 4.20%
1755 -6.00%
1754 5.10%
1753 -2.70%
1752 4.70%
1751 -2.70%
1750 0.00%

Source: Historical UK Inflation

2 Responses to History of Inflation in UK

  1. mike dillard February 26, 2011 at 6:06 am #

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  2. David Murray April 15, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    Thank you for this useful data. Just a typo to report. The interest rates and inflation since 1979 chart has Series 1 and Series 2 instead of interest rates and inflation.

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