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
Eurozone Consumer Prices Fell Sharply in January
Wall Street Journal - 1/31/2015 2:52:49 AM
Consumer ... Spain need inflation rates below Germany’s. But if German inflation is negative, then debtor countries need sharply negative inflation. That makes their private and public debts—whose value in euros stays the same, even if prices and ...
Fall in Eurozone Prices Inflames Fears of Deflation
New York Times - 1/30/2015 9:30:42 PM
FRANKFURT — Consumer prices in the 19-country eurozone fell in January for a second consecutive ... What alarmed some economists, though, was a low in the eurozone’s so-called core inflation rate, which does not count things like energy, food, alcohol ...
Euro zone prices fall at record-equalling pace in January
Reuters - 1/30/2015 2:06:53 PM
Germany this month joined the countries with negative inflation rates this month. In Spain, consumer prices fell for a seventh consecutive month and at their fastest rate in the euro zone era. Eurostat's flash estimate for the month does not include a ...
Eurozone inflation in Jan at lowest level since 2009
Financial Express - 1/30/2015 7:00:23 PM
Inflation in the eurozone has fallen ... a sustained drop in prices that could lead to higher joblessness and slumping growth. Consumer prices in the 19 countries of the eurozone fell 0.6% in January compared with a year ago, after dipping into negative ...
Inflation figures provide justification for the ECB’s decision to embark on quantitative easing.
worldpoliticsjournal.com - 1/30/2015 9:59:20 PM
Figures released on Friday by Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, showed that consumer prices in the eurozone fell 0.6 per cent in the year to January. For comparison, prices dropped 0.2 per cent in the year to December. Core inflation, which excludes ...
Key euro zone consumer prices fall at record pace
Trade Arabia - 1/31/2015 6:27:34 AM
... the countries with negative inflation rates this month. In Spain, consumer prices fell for a seventh consecutive month and at their fastest rate in the euro zone era. Eurostat's flash estimate for the month does not include a monthly calculation.
UPDATE 3-Colombia central bank holds rate, trims growth outlook
Reuters - 1/30/2015 2:57:00 PM
"There has been a very important entrance of portfolio investment, which shows that despite the fall in oil prices, confidence remains intact and foreigners are still bringing dollars into the country at an unprecedented rate," said Cardenas, who ...
GDP growth cools to 2.6% annual rate in fourth quarter
Los Angeles Times - 1/30/2015 6:46:04 PM
a slight improvement over 2013's 2.2% rate and the best performance since 2010. Growth last year was dragged down by a 2.1% contraction in the first quarter caused by severe weather in much of the country. Plunging oil prices boosted consumer spending in ...
Russian Central Bank Slashes Interest Rates; Ruble Tumbles
SJ News Online - 1/30/2015 6:24:35 PM
The Russian central bank has dropped its key interest rate to 15% from 17% as the outlook for the ... of collapsing oil prices and Western economic sanctions over Russia's role in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Despite consumer price inflation remaining ...
Eurozone prices plunge 0.6 pct amid weak growth, cheap oil
Daily Press - 1/30/2015 3:18:28 PM
Consumer ... oil prices. But even excluding energy costs, they are weak, a sign of the deep economic malaise afflicting the 19 countries that share the euro currency. Friday's report by the Eurostat statistics agency showed that the core inflation rate ...
Why Venezuela Is The 'Most Miserable' Country In The World, Again
The Business Insider - 1/23/2015 5:06:59 PM
Venezuela is the most miserable country ... MacroeconomicsVenezuela's consumer price index. What makes them similar, though, is that both are plagued with the same main problem, according to Cato: consumer price inflation. Venezuela's inflation rate ...
Russia unexpectedly cuts key rate as economy eclipses ruble
Idaho Statesman - 1/30/2015 1:16:47 PM
MOSCOW — Russia’s central bank unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate Friday by ... of risks of accelerated consumer price growth and a cooling economy,” the central bank said in the statement. “Further inflation pressure will be contained ...
Inflation data pressure for Japan bank
Gulf Daily News - 1/31/2015 2:31:21 AM
TOKYO: Japanese inflation slowed again in December, official data showed yesterday, as weak consumer spending and falling energy prices ... that the world's No 3 economy may be crawling out of recession, analysts said, as the unemployment rate hit a ...
Russian central bank makes surprise rate cut to 15%
Yahoo News - 1/30/2015 3:39:57 PM
Moscow (AFP) - Russia's central bank cut its main interest rate ... Inflation reached 11.4 percent in 2014 and could soar to 17 percent within months, deputy economy minister Alexei Vedev said. But the central bank said the surge in consumer prices was ...
Ruble dives after interest rate cut
United Press International - 1/30/2015 8:33:26 PM
The interest rate was reduced ... battered by a steep drop in the price of Russia's largest export, crude oil; Western economic sanctions after Russia's involvement in Crimea and Ukraine; an outflow of capital to other countries and a reluctance of foreign ...