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UK Economics Weekly

15 December, 2017

Has inflation peaked?

With inflation rising above 3% in November, there are some reasons to think that it has now reached a peak. It remains the case that the primary driver of the rise in inflation has been the slide in sterling. However, its impact does appear to be fading, with core goods inflation already beginning to ease back, and food price inflation also probably about to fall.

Admittedly, a drop in inflation is not a foregone conclusion. Indeed, it continued to rise to over 5% following sterling’s last majo

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