Business 12 February 2013 CPI stands at 2.7 per cent, unchanged for fourth month Stability in price levels. Print HTML The ONS has released the latest inflation figures for January: The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) annual inflation grew by 2.7% in January 2013, unchanged for the fourth month in a row. This is the longest period for which CPI growth has remained unchanged. The largest upward pressures came from alcohol (with prices recovering after Christmas sales) and air fares. Miscellaneous goods & services and clothing provided the largest downward pressures. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) annual inflation stands at 3.3% in January 2013, up from 3.1% in December. CPI 12-month percentage change › Leveson: who will blink first, Labour or the Tories? Inflation. Photograph: Getty Images Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. From only £1 a week Subscribe More Related articles The free market? There's no such thing Housing associations are under pressure - but we're doing our best Why is the government giving £45m to Roman Abramovich while letting a British steelworks go to the wall?