The UK's headline inflation rate dropped to 1.7% in February, its lowest level since late 2009.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the Consumer Prices Index inflation rate had dropped from 1.9% in January, as a combination of cheaper petrol and clothing pushed the rate down.
The ONS said: "The largest contribution to the fall in the rate came from transport (principally motor fuels) with other smaller effects from the housing & household services and clothing & footwear sectors."
It added CPIH came in at 1.6%, down from 1.8% in January, while RPIJ fell to 2%, from 2.1%.
RPI - which is no longer a national statistic, also fell from 2.8% to 2.7%.
The fall leaves CPI inflation at its lowest level since October 2009 when it was at 1.5%. Economists had predicted a fall to 1.7%.
The latest move down means inflation has been below the Bank of England's target of 2% for the last two months.
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