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
South Africa is the most miserable country in Africa
businesstech.co.za - 1/29/2015 10:22:00 PM
A new report by the Cato Institute puts South Africa among the most miserable countries in the world. Cato is a ... interest rates, consumer prices and economic growth. “Every country aims to lower inflation, unemployment, and lending rates, while ...
Japan inflation slows again in December as spending drops
Zee News - 1/30/2015 5:17:10 AM
Tokyo: Japan's inflation rate slipped ... from a year ago. Consumer prices, excluding volatile prices of fresh food, are a key measure for Tokyo`s bid to end years of stagnant or falling prices blamed for holding back the world`s number three economy.
Russian Ruble Falls After Rate Cut
Wall Street Journal - 1/30/2015 1:38:15 PM
The Russian ruble fell to a 2015 low Friday after the country’s central bank cut interest rates, catching swaths of forecasters ... Elsewhere Friday, European stocks sold off after data showed that consumer prices in the eurozone fell more drastically ...
Mixed data from Japan as inflation flat, jobless rate falls
Economic Times - 1/30/2015 5:31:29 AM
TOKYO: Japan's industrial output edged higher in December, suggesting the world's third ... However, inflation moderated to 2.5 percent from a year earlier, compared with 2.7 percent in November. The core consumer price index, excluding food, fell 0.2 ...
Eurozone prices plunge 0.6 pct amid weak growth, cheap oil
Connecticut Post - 1/30/2015 12:26:40 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 ...
Euro zone prices fall at record-equalling pace in Jan
Yahoo Finance - 1/30/2015 12:26:40 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 ...
Russia's Central Bank unexpectedly slashes rate to 15%, ruble reels
RT - 1/30/2015 12:26:40 PM
Dollar rising versus ruble after Russia cuts interest rates $USDRUB pic.twitter.com/i5MCjLmmEa — Rob Williams (@robwilliamsNY) January 30, 2015 The rapidly depreciating ruble has led to a surge in inflation, or consumer prices, in Russia, which the bank ...
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 ...
Asian shares mixed after Japan inflation slows
Yahoo News - 1/30/2015 3:36:57 AM
Japanese government data released Friday showed that core consumer inflation in the world's third largest ... on the back of plunging oil prices and weaker consumer spending. Adjusted for a sales tax increase, the rate rose just 0.5 percent, well short ...
Ron Paul: ‘Two Percent Inflation’ And The Fed’s Current Mandate – OpEd
Eurasia Review - 1/30/2015 4:12:45 AM
It’s interesting to note that the idea of a 2% inflation rate was ... only make a country poorer while war profiteers benefit. 12. Bits of paper with ink on them or computer entries are not money – gold is. 13. Higher consumer prices per se have ...
Euro zone consumer prices fall 0.6% in January
Today - 1/30/2015 12:12:21 PM
BRUSSELS — Euro zone consumer prices fell at a record-equalling pace in January ... The euro zone has only endured negative inflation rates in one other period, from June to October 2009. The 0.6 per cent decline this month matched the lowest figure ...
Consumer confidence in India at 4-year high: Neilson report
Exchange 4 Media - 1/30/2015 3:01:10 AM
Moreover, India leads 60 countries surveyed by Neilson, says the report. The consumer sentiment has improved due to the lowering of inflation rates and positive economic ... marginally in every region across the world during Q4 compared with the previous ...
Weak Japan inflation pressures BOJ even as economy recovers
Money Control - 1/30/2015 5:24:20 AM
who is expecting a further slowing in core inflation over coming months. The price data on Friday appeared to back Shinke's views. Excluding the effect of a sales tax hike in April last year, core consumer price index (CPI) - which excludes volatile fresh ...
Report: KSA is the 'most miserable' GCC country
Construction Week Online - 1/30/2015 1:49:35 AM
The list of 108 countries has been ranked based on a number of factors which include national inflation rates, lending rates ... That is some way behind Venezuela, in first, where consumer prices in the country are a key factor in the nation’s calculatio ...
UPDATE 1-Canada inflation rate drops to 9-month low as gas cost sinks
Reuters - 1/23/2015 8:31:35 AM
The annualized rate ... its inflation target and economic growth. A 16.6 percent drop in gasoline prices was the main reason for a slower yearly rise in overall inflation to December. Prices increased in seven of the eight major components in the consumer ...