E-cigarettes and craft beer make it into the inflation basket

Check out the brand spanking new items for 2015

We’re used to seeing articles about how inflation has risen or fallen, but we don’t spend too much time peering into the basket the Office for National Statistics (ONS) uses to calculate it.

There are 703 items in the CPI basket of goods and services with 13 new ones this year.

For 2015, the ONS had added some new items and removed others.

Here’s a selection of what has been added:

Chilled Pizza



Sweet potato

Protein powder

Craft beer

E-cigarette refills


Online games console subscription

Music streaming subscription

And removed:

Frozen pizza

Yogurt drink



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Readers' comments (1)

  • If E-cigarette has made its place in your shopping basket then I must say you have chosen a better option in terms of your health. With E-cigarette you can enjoy your smoking and protecting your health too.

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