UK, January 2015 to October 2017
In October 2017, the food category, which grew by 4.2% since October 2016, contributed 0.3 percentage points to the overall 12-month growth rate of all-items in the Consumer Prices Index from the Office for National Statistics.
The table shows, within the food category, the contributions to the 4.2% growth rate by class.
The main contributors to the 12-month growth in food prices were staple products such as meat, vegetables, bread and cereals, and dairy products (milk, cheese and eggs).
October 2017 is the second consecutive month where every class within the CPIH food category has made a positive contribution to the 12-month rate of food price growth. This includes dairy products, for example, where previous analysis has highlighted producer and wholesale shortages in recent months.