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
Russian Inflation Accelerates
Wall Street Journal - 3/5/2015 5:01:19 PM
MOSCOW—Russia’s inflation rate has accelerated to levels last seen in 2002, leaving the central bank with a policy conundrum as the economy slides into a recession. Hit by a rapid drop in the price of oil, Russia’s chief export, the country faces an ...
Russian inflation soars to fastest pace since 2002
Salt Lake Tribune - 3/5/2015 7:03:00 PM
Moscow • Russian inflation accelerated in February to the fastest pace in almost 13 years, complicating the prospects for deeper monetary easing in the aftermath of the country's worst currency crisis since 1998. Consumer prices rose 16.7 percent from a ...
World Food Prices Extend Drop to 4-Year Low on Bigger Harvests
Bloomberg - 3/5/2015 4:11:12 PM
(Bloomberg) -- Food prices ... has cut inflation expectations in some countries. Consumer prices fell in the euro area last month and rose at the slowest pace in more than five years in China in January. The FAO raised its estimate for 2014 world grain ...
Inflation threat: Brazil raises interest rates to 12.75% to curb prices
customstoday.com.pk - 3/5/2015 8:36:04 PM
BRASILIA: Inflation in Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, was at a 12-year high in February of 7.4%. The government’s target is 6.5%. Brazil’s economy had been one of the world’s fastest ... to raise the rate by 0.5 percentage points ...
Brazil's Real Declines The Most In 11 Years, Wipes Billions Off Country's Richest
Forbes - 3/5/2015 5:22:47 PM
The decline brought the Real’s loss this year to 11.93%, making it the world’s worst ... to force stubbornly high inflation back to its target of 4.5%, plus/minus 2 percentage points. Brazil’s consumer price inflation rate jumped to 7.145% in January ...
January Inflation Turns Negative – Is Deflation Upon Us?
Value Walk - 3/5/2015 12:50:46 PM
That’s the lowest annual rate since late 2009/early 2010. Excluding food and energy costs, so-called “core” consumer prices rose 0.2% in January. They have also risen 1.6% in the past 12 months, closer to the Fed’s preferred 2% inflation level.
Russia Annual Consumer Inflation Accelerates Again in February
NASDAQ - 3/5/2015 8:11:36 AM
MOSCOW--Russia's annual consumer inflation accelerated further in February, exceeding the central bank's key rate, data showed ... Moscow's ban on food imports from countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia has also spurred price growth.
US adds a robust 295K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5 pct.
Benton Evening News - 3/6/2015 3:41:23 PM
It was the latest sign that the U.S. economy is further strengthening and outpacing other major economies around the world ... ahead of inflation. Still, over that time, 3.3 million more Americans have gotten jobs. More jobs and lower gas prices have ...
PH inflation inched up in February
Inquirer - 3/5/2015 11:27:52 PM
MANILA, Philippines–The rate of increase in the prices ... due to the country’s strong external position,” he explained. Balisacan nonetheless warned that a prolonged dry season due to the El Niño weather disturbance “poses risk of inflation ...
Consumer price data fuel deflation concerns in South Korea
The Korea Herald - 3/5/2015 2:56:38 AM
In that year, Japan's inflation ... country was already in deflation and that this condition may go on for some time. "Weak consumer price growth has already affected the overall economy," he said, urging the Bank of Korea to further lower the key interest ...
India ETFs To Buy Following Second Surprise Rate Cut
Seeking Alpha - 3/5/2015 10:06:08 AM
Any deviation from the inflation target range for the three consecutive quarters would be treated as failure by the central bank. As a result, RBI has to determine the country's interest rate accordingly ... Lower oil prices and rising consumer spending ...
Brazil's rate hikes tip country closer to recession
Yahoo Finance - 3/5/2015 6:05:44 PM
"This [hiking rates] is a dangerous move," Kathy Lien, managing director of BK Asset Management, told CNBC shortly after the decision. "Yes, inflation is a big problem and they've been working very hard to clamp down price pressures, but by raising ...
Moderate inflation in Jan-Feb over port relief, stable peso
Rappler - 3/5/2015 8:33:04 AM
Inflation is the general increase in prices of goods, while the inflation target is defined in terms of the average year-on-year change in the consumer ... world crude oil supply growth and weak global demand," Balisacan explained. For electricity rates ...
NEDA: Poverty worsened in 2014 due to Yolanda, food inflation
Philstar - 3/6/2015 4:14:11 AM
NEDA noted, however, that high prices eroded the growth in per capita income of Filipinos, with the country's inflation rate hovering near the higher-end of the inflation target in the first half of 2014. In the said period, the consumer price index for ...
Credit for Raghuram Rajan's rate cut goes to Jaitley and his Budget
Firstpost - 3/5/2015 6:38:32 AM
The larger share of credit for the surprise, quarter percentage point rate ... the country. What is more surprising is that Rajan himself didn’t sound very convincing until recently about a full victory over inflation. To be sure, the consumer price ...