Flooring inflation falls

Flooring retail inflation dropped in September.

The annual inflation rate for carpet and other floorcoverings dropped from 8.1% to 7%: the lowest rate for more than a year.

The drop was led by carpets and rugs which dropped from 7% to 5.8%, according to ONS data. In September 2021 the rate was 7.6%.

Smooth flooring continued to show much higher rates but the rate dropped from 15.1% to 13.6%. A year ago the rate was 17.8%.

The furniture, furnishing and carpets rates dropped to 12.7% from 14%. A year ago the rate was 12.7%.



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