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 Weak Consumer Spending is Disappointing Pushing Inflation Rate to Zero
topnews.ae - 5/29/2015 12:00:04 PM
On Friday, data released by Japan revealed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan of economic revival for the country is not ... yet the nation's consumer spending figures still is persistently frail and the annual inflation rates are going down.
Japan's core inflation muted at 0.4 percent in April; jobless rate slips to 18-year low
FOX News - 5/29/2015 4:07:38 AM
TOKYO – Japan has reported that its jobless rate dropped to an 18-year low in April, but industrial production, inflation and household spending ... to the highest level since 1992. The core consumer price index, excluding volatile food prices, rose ...
Belgium inflation hits highest since April 2014
Market Watch - 5/28/2015 6:03:21 AM
BRUSSELS--Belgium's annual consumer price index rose at the fastest rate in more than a year in May, registering an annual gain of 0.56%, compared with a 0.29% increase in April, the country's central bank said. It's the second month running the inflation ...
Japan posts lacklustre household spending, inflation
Yahoo News - 5/29/2015 7:13:45 AM
Sustained inflation is a cornerstone of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to reverse years of falling or stagnant prices. Japan's factory output turned up 1.0 percent on-month in April, reversing a drop in the previous month, while the unemployment rate ...
Zambia: Inflation Rate Drops to 6.9 Percent
AllAfrica - 5/27/2015 11:58:16 PM
The decrease in the annual inflation rate was due to a reduction in purchases of mainly motor vehicles and airfares. This meant that on average, consumer prices increased by ... On trade the country recorded a deficit of valued at K717.2 million in April ...
Spain's consumer prices fall by 0.2 pct in May
China - 5/29/2015 5:43:40 PM
according to advanced data of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) published on Friday by Spain's Statistical Office (INE). The figure is 0.4 percent higher than the inflation rate registered in April, when prices fell by 0.6 percent. The INE reported this rise ...
Brazil Said to Have No Ceiling to Increase Benchmark Rate
Bloomberg - 5/30/2015 12:03:04 AM
In order to hurt the economy, the key rate would need to be above the theoretical neutral rate for the country ... seen missing the inflation target for the first time since 2003. Economists surveyed by the central bank see consumer prices at 5.5 percent ...
Japan CPI weak at 0.6 percent, as jobless rate at 18-yr low
La Crosse Tribune - 5/28/2015 8:08:01 PM
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's jobless rate dropped ... The core consumer price index, excluding volatile food prices, rose 0.4 percent, partly due to a fall in energy costs thanks to cheaper crude oil. That is well below the 2 percent inflation target set by ...
There is room for more easing by RBI
Live Mint - 5/28/2015 7:53:42 PM
kept its key policy interest rates unchanged at the April meeting. However, the central bank’s guidance remained dovish as RBI remains well on course to meet its 2016 Consumer Price Index (CPI) target of 6%. Inflation is set to stay low in the coming ...
World View: As Russia’s Economy Worsens, Withdrawal from Ukraine May be Necessary
Breitbart News - 5/29/2015 11:02:48 AM
Bloomberg and Business Insider The Russian government’s original 2015 budget was based on the assumption that the price of oil ... and only nine countries in the entire world are now spending more than 4%. Russia’s high rate of military spending ...
Thoughts from the Frontline: World War D — Deflation
CountingPips - 5/28/2015 3:43:10 PM
This downshift into a secular bear is caused by a trend in the inflation rate from ... for the world economy later in the year. There is little evidence that expectations of future price declines are suppressing employment, wages, consumer spending ...
Wealth Management - 5/28/2015 1:55:48 PM
Based on his work, today’s inflation measures are outright understated, mainly as a result of a constant reconfiguring of the Consumer Price Index (CPI ... regions and economies of the world will experience growth at a rate that is more than “subpar ...
Swatch smartwatch to go on sale in two countries
PC World - 5/29/2015 1:15:50 AM
Swatch, the Swiss watchmaker known for its colorful products, will launch its smartwatch in two countries, entering a crowded space ... Information like what OS the device will run, its price and battery life haven’t been made available.
Dollar index on track for monthly gains, bolstered by Fed expectations
Reuters - 5/29/2015 4:07:38 AM
That along with higher core inflation have kept ... the Fed was still in track to raise rates, boosting the dollar. Traders said the Chicago Purchasing managers' index for May and the final University of Michigan consumer sentiment for May could print ...
US economy shrank at 0.7 percent rate in first quarter
Star-Herald - 5/29/2015 7:20:54 AM
Consumer spending ... big drop in oil prices over the past year. The government said that investment in the category that covers energy exploration plunged at a rate of 48.6 percent, the biggest drop since spring of 2009 when the country was still in ...