Inflationary pressures continue to rise in the United Kingdom to further agitate policy markets that till now are incapable of taking the decision to raise rates amid a waning recovery and high austerity measures and debt burden.

The ONS reported a surge in prices at factory gates in April. Input prices surged 2.6% from a revised 3.8% from 3.7% beating 1.6% expected to an annual 17.6% from 14.8% revised from 14.6% and above the expected 16.4%.

Output prices surged 0.8% on the month down from the revised 1.1% from 0.9% and above the expected 0.7%. On the year prices are up 5.3% down from a revised previous 5.6% from 5.4% and above 5.1 percent.

Core output inflation rose 0.6% on the month from a revised 0.5% from 0.4% and double the expected pace. On the year prices are higher by 3.4% from a revised 3.1% from the previous and expected 3.0%.