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
U.S. consumer inflation boosted by higher food, rental housing costs
Win 98.5 - 4/15/2014 8:30:47 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose slightly ... among some Federal Reserve officials that inflation was too tame, price pressures remain subdued enough for the U.S. central bank to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department ...
Argentine Inflation Eases in March
The Wall Street Journal - 4/15/2014 4:59:01 PM
After denying for years that rising consumer prices were a problem, President Cristina Kirchner's government has stepped up its efforts to contain one of the highest rates of inflation in the world following a run on Argentina's shrinking foreign currency ...
US consumer prices rose slightly in March
RTE Online - 4/15/2014 12:55:38 PM
US consumer prices rose slightly ... some US Federal Reserve officials that inflation was too tame, price pressures remain subdued enough for the US central bank to keep interest rates low for a while. The country’s Labor Department said its Consumer ...
US consumer prices rose just 0.2 percent in March
Abc Local Web - 4/16/2014 3:07:28 AM
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 ...
Food and rent lift US consumer price inflation
bdlive.co.za - 4/16/2014 3:36:06 AM
WASHINGTON — US consumer prices rose last month as Americans paid a bit more for food and rent, a signal of improving demand in the world’s largest economy that will ease Federal Reserve policy makers’ concern about too-low inflation. The consumer ...
Food prices push inflation up, limit RBI's room to act
Reuters Group PLC - 4/15/2014 8:16:28 AM
Higher prices for fruit, vegetables and milk pushed the annual retail inflation rate up to 8.31 percent last month from ... But recent unseasonal hail and heavy rains in parts of the country have damaged crops and driven up food prices again.
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 ...
Nigerian Inflation Accelerates in March as Food Prices Rose
Bloomberg - 4/15/2014 6:57:43 AM
as prices jumped for some foods such as fish and dairy. The consumer inflation rate rose to an annual 7.8 percent from 7.7 percent in February, the country’s National Bureau of Statistics said today in an e-mailed statement. Prices rose 0.8 percent in ...
China inflation up over higher food prices
tradearabia.com - 4/12/2014 7:01:17 AM
China's consumer inflation rate increased in March as fresh food prices jumped, but persistent deflation in the industrial sector was another signal of weak demand and slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy. The consumer price index (CPI ...
Hike In Food Prices Pushes Inflation To 7.8% In March
Leadership - 4/16/2014 1:12:56 AM
The consumer inflation rate rose to an annual 7.8 per cent from 7.7 per cent in February, the NBS said today in an e-mailed statement. Prices rose 0.8 per cent in the month, according to the agency. The country is trying to control inflation and steer the ...
Consumer Prices Rise Slightly
The Wall Street Journal - 4/15/2014 12:05:31 PM
Housing-cost inflation accelerated to 0.3% in March from 0.2%, indicating demand for housing is straining available supply in many parts of the country ... in food and housing prices to drive the annual consumer-price inflation rate to 2% or higher ...
Inflation Remains No Threat as the Dow Bounces Back
The Motley Fool - 4/15/2014 8:05:08 PM
The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced this morning that the Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% in March ... the financial crisis -- despite interest rate concerns that would normally hold those shares back. Inflation doesn't appear to be a concern for ...
UK inflation hits new four-year low, house prices continue rise
Thomson Reuters - 4/15/2014 11:22:35 AM
Tuesday's data showed that consumer price inflation dropped to 1.6 percent ... any housing overheating before raising interest rates, and that London properties are not reflective of the rest of the country. But the data shows price rises are speeding ...
Inflation falls; house prices 'out of control' - as it happened
theguardian.com - 4/15/2014 9:06:34 AM
In the US, the Federal Reserve releases its beige book on economic conditions around the country ... on real earnings is finally over. [Consumer Price Index] inflation fell from 1.7% in February to 1.6%, the lowest rate seen since October 2009.
Poland’s Steady Inflation Supports Rate Pledge Extension (1)
Businessweek - 4/16/2014 3:28:57 AM
Polish inflation held steady in March, strengthening the case for policy makers to extend their vow to hold borrowing costs at a record low beyond September. Consumer prices rose 0.7 percent from a year earlier, matching February’s rate, the Warsaw-based ...