Consumer Price Index (CPI) annual inflation fell to 5 per cent in October from 5.2 per cent in September, the Office for National Statistics has said.
Retail Price Index (RPI) annual inflation, which includes mortgages and housing costs, also dropped to 5.4 per cent in October from 5.6 per cent in September.
The largest downward pressures to the change in CPI annual inflation between September and October came from falls in the cost of food. This was particularly due to significant and widespread discounting by supermarkets and good harvests for certain produce. Falls in air fares and petrol also contributed to the inflationary fall.
The largest upward pressures to the change in CPI annual inflation between September and October came from increases in the cost of clothing, electricity and gas.