Politics 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. Subscribe More Related articles Five years of profitable themes and stocks… Investors are panicked - why we should care Are the Conservatives getting ready to learn to love the EEA?