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
Japan's consumer inflation set to reach five-year high
theguardian.com - 4/18/2014 6:49:59 PM
Higher inflation is a key aim of the economic policies of the country's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, who was elected in 2012 on a pledge to revive the moribund Japanese economy. Japanese consumer prices are expected to keep showing steady headway towards ...
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 ...
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 ...
Sask. inflation rate up 2.8% in March
Leader Post - 4/19/2014 11:03:31 AM
REGINA — Saskatchewan’s inflation rate rose 2.8 per cent in March from the previous year, the third-highest increase in the country ... Grocery prices, which make up about 25 per cent of consumer spending, increased 3.4 per cent in March.
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 ...
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 ...
Food prices push inflation up, limit RBI's room to act
NDTV - 4/15/2014 8:16:28 AM
Higher prices for fruit, vegetables and milk pushed the annual retail inflation rate up to 8.31 per cent 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 rose just 0.2 percent in March
Abc Local Web - 4/15/2014 12:27:00 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 ...
Brazil’s Mid-April Consumer Prices Rose Less Than Forecast (1)
Businessweek - 4/17/2014 11:16:02 PM
Brazil’s consumer prices rose less than estimated by all but one economist in the month through mid-April as the central bank continues to raise rates in the world’s second-biggest emerging market. Inflation ... The country’s investment rate was ...
Higher food costs in India probably pushed inflation up in March
Thomson Reuters - 4/14/2014 5:57:28 PM
Wolesale prices probably rose 5.30 percent last month, faster than a 4.68 percent rise in February, according to the median forecast of a Reuters poll. Consumer ... the country. Modi says he will create a price stabilization fund to combat inflation ...
We should all be thrilled about higher prices
Market Watch - 4/16/2014 10:31:17 AM
In some corners of the blogosphere, that was seen as a warning that inflation is accelerating, something that could lead to a correction in stocks. Baloney. Sure, the fact that the Consumer Price ... rate can signal that investors have no faith in a ...
Real cure for Inflation headache: Fix rural infrastructure, process more food
Economic Times - 4/16/2014 11:38:42 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.
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 ...
EU price rises slow, widening deflation threat
Market Watch - 4/16/2014 5:02:00 AM
Consumer ... rate of inflation in the broader EU--which includes 10 countries that don't use the euro--fell to 0.6% from 0.8% in February, its lowest level since October 2009. Eurostat's figures show that five euro-zone members experienced declines in ...
Inflation falls; house prices 'out of control' - as it happened
theguardian.com - 4/15/2014 7:04:53 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.