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Inflation now stands at 1.8%

The rate of inflation faced by households rose to 1.8% in April, driven by transport and motoring costs.

The largest contribution to the increase - which rose from 1.6% in March - came from increases in air fares, sea fares and motor fuels, while petrol and diesel prices also played a part as prices at the pump levelled off.

A recovery in the sales of clothing and footwear, coupled with price increases, was another factor in the rise, while an overall fall in the price of food was the largest offsetting factor.

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