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
Cracking inflation should be India’s priority
Financial Times - 12/8/2013 6:47:52 PM
Everywhere on the campaign trail, Indians had inflation on their minds. From the badlands of Bhind in northern Madhya Pradesh to the bazaars of Pushkar in Rajasthan, voters would angrily reel off the exact increase in prices for onions, potatoes or ghee ...
OECD Global Inflation Rate Falls Further
The Wall Street Journal - 12/3/2013 1:38:50 PM
The annual rate of inflation across the world's largest economies fell for a third straight month in October, a development that suggests central banks may have to provide more stimulus, or at least not withdraw existing stimulus, to avert the ...
Consumer spending rises, but inflation muted
wincountry.com - 12/6/2013 8:34:38 AM
That suggested a pick-up in consumer spending after notching its slowest pace in almost four years in the third quarter. However, inflation measures mostly retreated in October, which could worry some Fed officials. A price index for consumer ...
Consumer Inflation Views in Three Countries
frbsf.org - 11/25/2013 4:47:17 PM
But U.S., British, and Japanese consumers expect inflation to be higher. Data suggest that consumers in these countries ... the level of oil prices, not the rate of change as economic theory would suggest. These two characteristics of consumer inflation ...
10 countries with highest inflation rate
Rediff - 4/5/2011 5:19:12 AM
With prices of commodities ... experiencing the full impact of inflation. The entire world - from a rich nation like the United States to one of the poorest countries, Congo - is trying to bring soaring inflation rates under control.
World’s Biggest Pension Fund Sees Japan Fail on 2% Inflation
Bloomberg - 12/4/2013 3:43:31 AM
The Bank of Japan’s unprecedented monetary easing will fail in its goal of spurring 2 percent inflation, according to Takahiro Mitani, president of the fund that manages the world’s largest pool of pension savings. While Japan is making ...
Eleven Countries with Soaring Inflation
Yahoo! Finance - 9/6/2013 10:51:11 AM
The country has one of the worst unemployment rates of any major economy in the world, at 25.6% ... to foster growth while somehow keeping a lid on its consumer prices. 5. Turkey > Inflation rate: 8.9% > GDP growth rate: 3.0% > Unemployment ...
Around the World, Inflation Is Falling to Levels Not Seen for Years
New York Times - 11/15/2013 11:54:19 PM
There are similar declines in many European countries ... rate to fall as low as it has. Inflation has also been falling in Europe, where the European Central Bank cut interest rates last week in response to a surprising estimate that consumer ...
Controlled Inflation Gives Philippines Some Breathing Room
Wall Street Journal - 12/5/2013 12:36:12 AM
After months of undershooting the central bank’s inflation target, Philippine consumer prices returned to the target range in November and are expected to continue rising as the economy absorbs the full impact of Typhoon Haiyan and the cost of ...
Inflation Slides in Developed World
The Wall Street Journal - 6/5/2013 1:35:45 AM
The annual rate of inflation across developed economies fell to ... Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Tuesday showed consumer prices in its 34 member countries rose by 1.3% in the 12 months to April, after rising by 1.6% in the ...
The price is a blight
The Economist - 11/9/2013 10:35:32 PM
Asset prices have certainly soared. But consumer prices ... their income through inflation. If inflation in the countries with which the weak economies trade is high, they can improve their competitiveness simply by keeping their rate lower.
WORLD INFLATION WOES
New York Times - 3/28/1981 11:53:19 PM
As in the developed world, a strong dependence on oil imports and a growing industrial base tend to exacerbate inflation. Among developing countries, the Asian group fared the best as consumer prices rose at a 14.5 percent annual rate.