UK inflation basket 2010
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ItemCHANGE?Notes CPI Class RPI Section
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Garlic Bread NEWReplaces pitta bread reflecting the relative spending on the two types of speciality bread. 01.1.1 Bread and Cereals 2101 Bread
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Cereal Bars NEWNew item. Introduced to represent a type of snack which is attracting gradually increasing expenditure and not previously covered in the basket. 01.1.1 Bread and Cereals 2102 Cereals
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Frozen fish in breadcrumbs/batter NEWNew item. Introduced to improve coverage of fish which has been identified as an under-represented area of the basket in terms of the number of items in relation to price variability. 01.1.3 Fish 2112 Processed Fish
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Powdered Baby Formula NEWReplaces baby food as more representative of this area of the market and reflecting the relative spending on the two items. 01.1.4 Milk, Cheese and Eggs 2118 Milk Products
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Fruit drink, bottle NEWReplaces the fruit drink, carton as the bottle takes increasing market share. 01.2.2 Mineral Waters, Soft Drinks and Juices 2120 Soft Drinks
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Still mineral water, small bottle NEWNew item. The basket already includes a larger bottle of mineral water. The new item has been added to represent water in the ‘on the go’ drinks market and reflects increased spending on bottled water overall over a period of years. 01.2.2 Mineral Waters, Soft Drinks and Juices 2120 Soft Drinks
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Allergy tablets NEWNew item. Introduced to improve coverage in the area of minor ailment remedies and reflects increased expenditure on allergy tablets. 06.1.1 Pharmaceutical Products 5202 Chemists’ Goods
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Blu-ray disc players NEWNew item. Introduced to capture price changes in this new expanding technology. 09.1.1 Reception and Reproduction of Sound and Pictures 6301 Audio-visual Equipment
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Computer games with accessory NEWNew item reflecting the relatively new market in computer games involving accessories. 09.3.1 Games, Toys and Hobbies 6303 Toys, Photographic and Sports Goods
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Electrical hair straighteners/tongs NEWNew item. Introduced as they represent a greater share of the electrical haircare market than the hairdryer they replace. 12.1.2/3 Appliances and Products for Personal Care 4303 Electrical Appliances
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Lip gloss NEWReplaces lipstick. Lip gloss has increased expenditure over recent years and enters the basket to represent part of the make-up market. 12.1.2/3 Appliances and Products for Personal Care 5202 Chemists’ Goods
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Liquid soap NEWReplaces individual bars of toilet soap as more representative of this area of the market and reflecting the relative spend on the two items. 12.1.2/3 Appliances and Products for Personal Care 5202 Chemists’ Goods
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Household services maintenance policy NEWNew item. Introduced to represent the sort of maintenance policy which can be taken out to cover, for example, central heating systems. 12.5.2 House Contents Insurance 4402 Fees and Subscriptions
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Pitta bread DROPPEDReplaced by garlic bread as more representative of the speciality bread market. 01.1.1 Bread and Cereals 2101 Bread
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Baby food DROPPEDReplaced by powdered baby formula reflecting greater spending on the milk product. 01.1.9 Food Products (nec) 2129 Other Foods
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Fruit drink carton DROPPEDReplaced by fruit drink, bottle which has taken an increasing market share. 01.2.2 Mineral Waters, Soft Drinks and Juices 2120 Soft Drinks
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Fizzy canned drink DROPPEDReplaced by still mineral water, small bottle to better reflect the mix of drinks in the ‘on the go’ drinks market. 01.2.2 Mineral Waters, Soft Drinks and Juices 2120 Soft Drinks
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Men’s training shoe-casual footwear DROPPEDRemoved. This section of the basket is over-represented in terms of the number of items and the price of men’s training shoes as casual wear can be represented by other footwear items purchased from shoe shops. 03.2.0 Footwear Including Repairs 5105 Footwear
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Gas call out charge DROPPEDRemoved to enable the introduction of the household services maintenance policy item. 04.3.2 Services for Maintenance & Repair 4105 Repairs and Maintenance Charges
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Gas service charge DROPPEDRemoved. There are two items covering gas service charges. One represents local prices for the service and this remains within the basket. The second has been removed and replaced by a household services maintenance policy item in the insurance part of the basket. 04.3.2 Services for Maintenance & Repair 4105 Repairs and Maintenance Charges
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Eyesight test charge DROPPEDRemoved. In a part of the basket which is over-represented and there has been a decrease in expenditure as eyesight tests are free in some areas. 06.2.1/3 Medical Services and Paramedical Services 5203 Personal Services
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Disposable camera DROPPEDRemoved due to decreasing expenditure as digital compact cameras and mobile phone photography become increasingly popular. 09.1.2 Photographic, Cinematographic and Optical Equipment 6303 Toys, Photographic and Sports Goods
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Squash court hire DROPPEDRemoved. This section of the basket is over-represented in terms of the number of items and squash court hire is not as representative as some others. 09.4.1 Recreational and Sporting Services 6402 Entertainment and Other Recreation
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Lipstick DROPPEDReplaced by lip gloss reflecting a trend towards gloss. 12.1.2/3 Appliances and Products for Personal Care 5202 Chemists’ Goods
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Individual bar of toilet soap DROPPEDReplaced by liquid soap reflecting the market share of the two items. 12.1.2/3 Appliances and Products for Personal Care 5202 Chemists’ Goods
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Hairdryer DROPPEDReplaced by electrical hair straighteners/tongs. 12.1.2/3 Appliances and Products for Personal Care 4303 Electrical Appliances
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