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%
20084.00%
20074.30%
20063.20%
20052.80%
20043.00%
20032.90%
20021.70%
20011.80%
20003.00%
19991.50%
19983.40%
19973.10%
19962.40%
19953.50%
19942.40%
19931.60%
19923.70%
19915.90%
19909.50%
19897.80%
19884.90%
19874.20%
19863.40%
19856.10%
19845.00%
19834.60%
19828.60%
198111.90%
198018.00%
197913.40%
19788.30%
197715.80%
197616.50%
197524.20%
197416.00%
19739.20%
19727.10%
19719.40%
19706.40%
19695.40%
19684.70%
19672.50%
19663.90%
19654.80%
19643.30%
19632.00%
19624.30%
19613.40%
19601.00%
19590.60%
19583.00%
19573.70%
19564.90%
19554.50%
19541.80%
19533.10%
19529.20%
19519.10%
19503.10%
19492.80%
19487.70%
19477.00%
19463.10%
19452.80%
19442.70%
19433.40%
19427.10%
194110.80%
194016.80%
19392.80%
19381.60%
19373.40%
19360.70%
19350.70%
19340.00%
1933-2.10%
1932-2.60%
1931-4.30%
1930-2.80%
1929-0.90%
1928-0.30%
1927-2.40%
1926-0.80%
19250.30%
1924-0.70%
1923-6.00%
1922-14.00%
1921-8.60%
192015.40%
191910.10%
191822.00%
191725.20%
191618.10%
191512.50%
1914-0.30%
1913-0.40%
19123.00%
19110.10%
19100.90%
19090.50%
19080.50%
19071.20%
19060.00%
19050.40%
1904-0.20%
19030.40%
19020.00%
19010.50%
19005.10%
18990.70%
18980.30%
18971.50%
1896-0.30%
1895-1.00%
1894-2.00%
1893-0.70%
18920.40%
18910.70%
18900.20%
18891.40%
18880.70%
1887-0.50%
1886-1.60%
1885-3.00%
1884-2.70%
1883-0.50%
18821.00%
1881-1.10%
18803.00%
1879-4.40%
1878-2.20%
1877-0.70%
1876-0.30%
1875-1.90%
1874-3.30%
18733.10%
18724.70%
18711.40%
18700.00%
1869-5.00%
1868-1.70%
18676.10%
18666.50%
18650.90%
1864-0.90%
1863-3.60%
1862-2.60%
18612.70%
18603.70%
1859-1.80%
1858-8.40%
1857-5.60%
18560.00%
18553.30%
185415.10%
18539.30%
18520.00%
1851-3.00%
1850-6.40%
1849-6.30%
1848-12.10%
184712.00%
18464.00%
18454.90%
1844-0.10%
1843-11.30%
1842-7.60%
1841-2.30%
18401.80%
18397.30%
18380.70%
18372.50%
183611.00%
18351.70%
1834-7.80%
1833-6.10%
1832-7.40%
18319.90%
1830-3.60%
1829-1.00%
1828-2.90%
1827-6.50%
1826-5.50%
182517.40%
18248.60%
18236.80%
1822-13.50%
1821-12.00%
1820-9.30%
1819-2.50%
18180.30%
181713.50%
1816-8.40%
1815-10.70%
1814-12.70%
18132.50%
181213.20%
1811-2.90%
18103.20%
18099.70%
18083.40%
1807-1.90%
1806-4.40%
180516.20%
18043.20%
1803-5.90%
1802-23.00%
180111.70%
180036.50%
179912.30%
1798-2.20%
1797-10.00%
17966.40%
179511.60%
17947.70%
17932.80%
17921.50%
1791-0.10%
17901.80%
1789-1.30%
17884.00%
1787-0.60%
17860.00%
1785-4.00%
17840.60%
178312.00%
17822.10%
17814.10%
1780-3.40%
1779-8.50%
17784.00%
1777-0.40%
1776-2.20%
1775-5.60%
17740.90%
1773-0.30%
177210.70%
17718.50%
1770-0.40%
1769-8.20%
1768-1.10%
17675.80%
17661.20%
17653.50%
17648.90%
17632.70%
17623.90%
1761-4.50%
1760-4.50%
1759-7.90%
1758-0.30%
175721.80%
17564.20%
1755-6.00%
17545.10%
1753-2.70%
17524.70%
1751-2.70%
17500.00%

Source: Historical UK Inflation

2 Responses to History of Inflation in UK

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

    uk

  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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