Furniture and household goods prices fell as UK inflation rises in the year to July.
According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 0.6% in the year to July 2016, compared with a 0.5% rise in the year to June.
Although the small increase in the rate between June 2016 and July 2016 takes it to the highest seen since November 2014, it is still relatively low in the historic context.
Within the sectors, furniture and household goods saw prices drop by 0.03% from July 2015 to July 2016, with prices dropping from 0.01% to 0.04% year-on-year.
Despite the fall in prices within furniture – the main contributors to the increase in the rate were rising prices for motor fuels, alcoholic beverages and accommodation services, and a smaller fall in food prices than a year ago.
The Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure of inflation rose to 1.9% in July from 1.6% in June.