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
World Cup to kick up prices in inflation-weary Brazil
Thomson Reuters - 4/21/2014 11:15:28 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 ...
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 ...
Why Europe should cut taxes – not engineer inflation
CITY A.M. - 4/22/2014 8:18:18 PM
CONSUMER prices in ... the same period, inflation was negative in a further seven European countries, including Greece, Portugal and Spain. In eight other countries, inflation was still positive but very low, running at an annual rate of less than 0.5 ...
Brazil’s Mid-April Consumer Prices Rose Less Than Forecast
Bloomberg - 4/17/2014 12:24:38 PM
Brazil’s consumer ... rates in the world’s second-biggest emerging market. President Dilma Rousseff’s popularity has declined as inflation accelerates and growth slows. The worst drought in at least 40 years has caused a spike in food prices ...
UAE inflation hits highest level since 2010
Gulf News - 4/16/2014 1:30:14 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 ...
India's March consumer price index inflation quickens to 8.31 per cent
Times of India - 4/15/2014 2:14:22 PM
Would it have done so if those countries ... Retail inflation in March inched up to 8.31 per cent from 8.03 in February, mainly on account of a rise in fruit and vegetable prices. "Provisional annual inflation rate based on all India general consumer ...
Price rises fuel Reserve Bank dilemma on interest rate
Sydney Morning Herald - 4/22/2014 12:47:20 PM
The forecast increase in consumer ... inflation data show increases or decreases. It has said that tradeables inflation - goods that have prices determined on world markets - may have been boosted by a faster than expected impact of a weakening exchange ...
US consumer prices up slightly in March; cheaper gasoline blunts impact of higher food costs
brandonsun.com - 4/15/2014 5:41:58 PM
WASHINGTON - Lower U.S. gasoline prices kept consumer ... super-low inflation can stall economic growth. Lower prices encourage consumers to delay purchases. Extremely low inflation can also raise inflation-adjusted interest rates, thereby discouraging ...
Sask. inflation rate up 2.8% in March
StarPhoenix - 4/19/2014 7:21:36 AM
Saskatchewan's inflation rate rose 2.8 per cent in March from the previous year, the thirdhighest increase in the country ... of the loonie," Elliott said. Grocery prices, which make up about 25 per cent of consumer spending, increased 3.4 per cent ...
What has happened to food and energy prices and inflation in 2014?
Mindful Money - 4/22/2014 8:58:16 AM
A year earlier the rate was 1.7% ... is not the only place where consumer inflation has dipped. Even the UK has seen inflation fall below its 2% target. Indeed if we move across the world to China, at the beginning of the price chain, there is ...
US consumer prices up a slight 0.2 pct. in March
The Tampa Tribune - 4/15/2014 12:41:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lower U.S. gasoline prices kept consumer ... super-low inflation can stall economic growth. Lower prices encourage consumers to delay purchases. Extremely low inflation can also raise inflation-adjusted interest rates, thereby ...
Real cure for Inflation headache: Fix rural infrastructure, process more food
The Economic Times - 4/17/2014 12:38:57 PM
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) now sets policy rates by looking at inflation based on the consumer price index (CPI ... across the entire country to moderate cereal prices. An entirely different approach is required for the rest of the food basket.
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 ...