Office for National Statistics
Consumer prices rose by 0.8pct in January 2019 compared to December last year, while annual inflation stood at 3.3pct, amid a rise in food prices by 3.77pct, in non-food goods by 3.29pct and in services by 2.71pct, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics published on Wednesday.
The consumer price index in November 2018 compared to October 2018 was 99.9%, i.e. the monthly inflation was -0.1%. The inflation rate since the beginning of the year (November 2018 compared to December 2017) has been 2.7% and the annual inflation in November 2018 compared to November 2017 was 3.1%.
Cheap energy prices kept U.S. inflation flat in June in another sign price pressures remain weak in the world's largest economy, Labor Department figures showed on July 14.
The falling price of gasoline also helped hold down US retail sales, which contracted for the second straight month in June, the Commerce Department reported separately.