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Deloitte senior economist comments on today's inflation figures from the ONS

19 May 2021

Commenting on the latest inflation figures, published by the ONS today, Debapratim De, senior economist at Deloitte, said:

“April's price rises provide an early indication of the inflationary environment we are likely to see as activity picks up over the summer months. Supply has struggled to keep up as the economy whirrs into action, with input prices rising at their fastest pace in more than four years. But ample spare capacity and labour market slack should limit longer-term price pressures.”


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