Data: Prices soar in April driven by furniture, electricals and books

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Shop prices have reached record highs across all categories as cost pressures from the war in Ukraine and Shanghai’s lockdown mount.

The rate of shop price inflation was 2.7% in April, up from 2.1% reported in March, according to the latest BRC-Nielsen shop price index, marking the highest rate of inflation since September 2011.

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