Consumer prices for clothing and footwear edge downwards in May

The latest Office for National Statistics consumer price index figures for clothing and footwear show prices edged down in May, standing 0.2% lower than in April and 0.4% lower than in the corresponding month in 2015.  The current standing of 100.1 shows prices have only marginally risen since 2015.   Overall, the whole economy CPI has increased 0.4% since 2015, with education, restaurants and transport having since the largest increases in value.

Figure 1: CPI for Clothing and Footwear and the Overall IndexCPI May 2016Source: Office for National Statistics

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