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
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 ...
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 ...
Content about World food price crisis
The Chronicle Herald - 4/17/2014 2:19:10 PM
OTTAWA — A big jump in energy costs and cigarette prices helped push up Canada’s inflation rate to ... annualized consumer price index in almost two years. The increase, while... YOKOHAMA, Japan — Global warming makes feeding the world harder and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Sask. inflation rate up 2.8% in March
StarPhoenix - 4/19/2014 7:21:36 AM
Saskatchewan's inflation rate rose 2.8 per cent in March from the previous year, the thirdhighest increase in the country ... of the loonie," Elliott said. Grocery prices, which make up about 25 per cent of consumer spending, increased 3.4 per cent ...
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 ...
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 ...
Real cure for Inflation headache: Fix rural infrastructure, process more food
The Economic Times - 4/17/2014 2:33:29 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.
Consumer prices accelerate in March as Americans pay more for food, rent
Dallas News - 4/15/2014 8:59:25 AM
Consumer prices accelerated in March as Americans paid a bit more for food and rent, a signal of improving demand in the world’s ... with too-low inflation when they met March 18-19 to discuss the likely future path of interest rates.
Two Measures Of Inflation: CPI And The PCE Price Index And Fed Policy
investing.com - 4/16/2014 5:44:57 AM
The annualized rate of change is calculated to two decimal places for more precision in the side-by-side comparison with the PCE Price Index. The BLS's Consumer Price Index for March shows core inflation ... In the real world we can't exclude food and ...