FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Food prices are leading overall inflation to a rapid growing pace in the United Kingdom, while non food prices remain deflationary, as the latest report on shop prices by the British Retailers' Consortium shows.

Shop prices have increased 1.8% year on year in may, following a 1.2% yearly increase in April. Food prices have increased 5.4% and 6.4% in the ambient and fresh categories respectively.

From April to May, shop prices have posted a 0.6% increase, with food inflation 1.6% higher, while non food product prices remained flat.