LONDON, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The British annual inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), in September remained unchanged from last month at 2.7 percent, the country's Office for National Statistics said on Monday.
Previously experts have forecast a tick-down to 2.6 percent.
Month on month, the CPI rose by 0.4 percent between August and September 2013.
Increasing air fares contributed the most to boost growth in consumer prices, while the main downward pressure on inflation came from motor fuels.
Core consumer price inflation, which includes air fares but excludes energy costs, stood at 2.2 percent, 0.2 percentage points higher than that of August.
"Despite the recently announced utility price hikes, we continue to think that CPI inflation is likely to fall back to the 2 percent target within the next few months and will remain low thereafter," a statement from Capital Economics, a London-based economy analysis company, read.
CPIH, a new measure of Britain's yearly consumer price inflation that includes owner occupiers' housing costs (OOH), however, stood at 2.5 percent, also unchanged from August.