UK CPI accelerated to 0.7% yoy in March, up from 0.4% yoy , matched expectations. Core CPI also accelerated to 1.1% yoy, up from 0.9% yoy, above expectation of 1.0% yoy. “The rate of inflation increased with petrol prices rising and clothes recovering from the falls seen in February,” Office for National Statistics official Jonathan Athow said.
Also released, RPI accelerated to 1.5% yoy in March. PPI input came in at 1.3% mom, 5.9% yoy. PPI output was at 0.5% mom, 1.9% yoy. PPI output core was at 0.4% mom, 1.7% yoy.