Definition: This entry furnishes the annual percent change in consumer prices compared with the previous year's consumer prices.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Inflation rate (consumer prices) map
Shut Up About the Inflation Rate
THE SLANT - 4/16/2014 1:08:46 PM
Inflation rate readings, as measured by the consumer price index, headed “unexpectedly” higher ... An extremely low interest rate can signal that investors have no faith in a country’s ability to grow on its own and that they expect central banks ...
U.S. consumer inflation boosted by higher food, rental housing costs
7 News Yahoo - 4/15/2014 1:31:25 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose slightly ... among some Federal Reserve officials that inflation was too tame, price pressures remain subdued enough for the U.S. central bank to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department ...
UK inflation hits new four-year low, house prices continue rise
Thomson Reuters - 4/15/2014 11:22:35 AM
Tuesday's data showed that consumer price inflation dropped to 1.6 percent ... any housing overheating before raising interest rates, and that London properties are not reflective of the rest of the country. But the data shows price rises are speeding ...
2 Measures Of Inflation: CPI And The PCE Price Index And Fed Policy
Seeking Alpha - 4/16/2014 9:48:20 AM
The annualized rate of change is calculated to two decimal places for more precision in the side-by-side comparison with the PCE Price Index. The BLS Consumer Price Index for March shows core inflation below ... In the real world, we can't exclude food ...
Argentine Inflation Eases in March
The Wall Street Journal - 4/15/2014 4:59:01 PM
After denying for years that rising consumer prices were a problem, President Cristina Kirchner's government has stepped up its efforts to contain one of the highest rates of inflation in the world following a run on Argentina's shrinking foreign currency ...
UAE inflation hits highest level since 2010
Gulf News - 4/16/2014 2:48:59 PM
For the first quarter of 2014, inflation rate ... consumer prices to rise even faster over the remainder of this year and into 2015,” said Simon Williams, Chief Economist, HSBC Middle East. Analysts said at the current level of economic growth the ...
Malawi’s inflation rate down by 0.6% in March
en.starafrica.com - 4/16/2014 9:19:42 AM
the country’s National Statistical Office (NSO) said.According to NSO statement on Tuesday, the urban and rural rates stand at 34.3 percent and 19.2 percent respectively. “The inflation has slowed down by 0.6 per cent as measured by the Consumer Price ...
Accelerating Inflation Adds to Signs U.S. Improving
Bloomberg - 4/15/2014 12:48:28 PM
Consumer prices accelerated in March as Americans paid a bit more for food and rent, adding to signs that demand is improving in the world ... too-low inflation when they met March 18-19 to discuss the likely future path of interest rates.
Food prices push inflation up, limit RBI's room to act
Reuters Group PLC - 4/15/2014 8:16:28 AM
Higher prices for fruit, vegetables and milk pushed the annual retail inflation rate up to 8.31 percent last month from ... But recent unseasonal hail and heavy rains in parts of the country have damaged crops and driven up food prices again.
Austria's Annual Inflation Rate Accelerates Slightly in March
NASDAQ - 4/16/2014 8:15:16 AM
data from the country's statistics office showed Wednesday. Austria's consumer price index rose by 0.9% from February and increased 1.6% on the year in March. The annual inflation rate in February was 1.5%. The data showed that the annual increase in the ...
Higher food costs in India probably pushed inflation up in March
Thomson Reuters - 4/14/2014 5:57:28 PM
Wolesale prices probably rose 5.30 percent last month, faster than a 4.68 percent rise in February, according to the median forecast of a Reuters poll. Consumer ... the country. Modi says he will create a price stabilization fund to combat inflation ...
A Long Term Look At Inflation
investing.com - 4/16/2014 5:52:07 AM
The April Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released yesterday morning puts the March year-over-year inflation rate at 1.51%, which is well below the 3.88% average since the end of the Second World War and 37% below its 10-year moving average.
China inflation up over higher food prices
tradearabia.com - 4/12/2014 7:01:17 AM
China's consumer inflation rate increased in March as fresh food prices jumped, but persistent deflation in the industrial sector was another signal of weak demand and slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy. The consumer price index (CPI ...
Hike In Food Prices Pushes Inflation To 7.8% In March
Leadership - 4/16/2014 1:12:56 AM
The consumer inflation rate rose to an annual 7.8 per cent from 7.7 per cent in February, the NBS said today in an e-mailed statement. Prices rose 0.8 per cent in the month, according to the agency. The country is trying to control inflation and steer the ...
Euro zone inflation stuck in 'danger zone'
worldbulletin.net - 4/16/2014 8:43:54 AM
keeping pressure on the European Central Bank to intervene should prices not rebound. The year-on-year inflation rate in the 18 countries sharing the euro was 0.5 percent in March against 0.7 percent in February, the European Union's statistics office ...