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
Must-know: Is gold an effective hedge against inflation?
Market Realist - 9/22/2014 11:11:47 AM
What is an inflation hedge? Inflation is generally measured by changes in the Consumer Price Index (or CPI ... It’s effective in countries where inflation rates are high and the real interest rates are negative. This makes savings unattractive.
Housing costs drive UAE inflation up to 2.4% in August
The National - 9/21/2014 5:39:31 PM
The UAE inflation rate edged up to 2.4 per cent last month ... and account for about 40 per cent of consumer expenditure in the country. “The rental price increases were not reflected in earlier indices,” said Dima Jardaneh, senior economist at ...
Consumer Price Index and the Inflation Rate
The Motley Fool - 3/1/2014 3:43:32 PM
Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the Consumer Price Index ... U.S. Inflation Rate data by YCharts. While inflation hasn't been much of an issue in the U.S. in the past decade, in other parts of the world it is a major issue.
Clorox Exits Venezuela After Price Freeze Hobbles Operations
Bloomberg - 9/22/2014 2:03:35 PM
Clorox Co. (CLX), the consumer-products ... supply shortages and the world’s highest rate of inflation have stymied foreign investment. The turmoil has grown since the March 2013 death of President Hugo Chavez, who had run the country for 14 years.
August upswing in consumer mood to power festive ad spends on TV
Exchange 4 Media - 9/23/2014 2:06:34 AM
The festive season is upon us companies expect consumer purse strings to loosen. These expectations are fuelled by the recent consumer price inflation (CPI ... wrong signals to the world: Rahul Khullar Media can be the country's key engine of growth ...
World Cup to kick up prices in inflation-weary Brazil
Reuters - 4/21/2014 7:12:05 AM
Those three areas account for about a tenth of the weighting of Brazil's benchmark IPCA consumer price gauge. That could spell trouble for President Dilma Rousseff as the inflation rate ... countries tend to see rising prices when they host the World Cup.
10 countries with highest inflation rate
Rediff India Abroad - 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.
Consumer Inflation Views in Three Countries
econintersect.com - 11/26/2013 2:27:06 AM
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 ...
Canadian Inflation Beats Expectations
Wall Street Journal - 9/19/2014 10:03:45 AM
In its latest interest-rate statement, the Bank of Canada indicated it was not overly worried about a recent pickup in consumer prices, saying they ... chief economist at CIBC World Markets, "because the inflation data is inconsistent with the Bank of ...
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. Prices among five ...
Belarus Half-year Inflation Rate World's Highest
Hispanic Business - 6/28/2011 11:56:30 PM
Consumer prices in Belarus rose by between 33 and 34 percent in the first half of 2011, the Belarusian government said Wednesday, making the country's inflation rate one of the highest in the world. But the rate is slowing, Economy Minister Nikolai Snopkov ...
The Three Countries With The Highest Inflation
Forbes - 5/9/2014 7:43:49 PM
Elevated inflation can be harmful to a country’s economy. Moreover, as prices rise, if wages don’t keep ... In this article, we’ll discuss the three countries with the world’s highest inflation rate. We’ll also include a brief, but important ...
Eleven Countries with Soaring Inflation
24/7 Wall ST - 9/6/2013 6:40:39 AM
A high inflation rate jeopardizes a country ... year increases in consumer prices. We reviewed figures on output, unemployment, trade, budgets and interest rates, also from the Economist. Population data are from the CIA’s World Factbook.
‘Welcome news for consumer spending power’ as UK inflation rate falls to 1.5%
moneyexpert.com - 9/16/2014 2:17:51 PM
The Consumer Price ... World First, highlighted this reality and suggested that a lot more needed to be done to ensure the country’s long-term economic stability. "For all the chatter, guesswork and prophecy around possible rate hikes in the UK ...
Will Canada Price Spike Lead to Rate Rethink?
The Wall Street Journal - 9/19/2014 2:35:46 PM
A spike in Canada’s core inflation ... with softer prices in the U.S., underscoring the effects of a weaker domestic dollar and possibly turning up the heat on the country’s central bank to move toward a rate hike. Canada’s core consumer price ...