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
Eurozone Consumer Prices Fell Sharply in January
Wall Street Journal - 1/31/2015 2:52:49 AM
Consumer ... Spain need inflation rates below Germany’s. But if German inflation is negative, then debtor countries need sharply negative inflation. That makes their private and public debts—whose value in euros stays the same, even if prices and ...
Fall in Eurozone Prices Inflames Fears of Deflation
New York Times - 1/30/2015 9:30:42 PM
FRANKFURT — Consumer prices in the 19-country eurozone fell in January for a second consecutive ... What alarmed some economists, though, was a low in the eurozone’s so-called core inflation rate, which does not count things like energy, food, alcohol ...
Eurozone prices plunge 0.6 pct amid weak growth, cheap oil
Newsbug Information - 1/30/2015 5:10:01 AM
Friday's report by the Eurostat statistics agency showed that the core inflation rate, which strips ... a big role in falling consumer prices. But weak prices are also a sign of the deep economic malaise afflicting the 19 countries that share the euro ...
Inflation figures provide justification for the ECB’s decision to embark on quantitative easing.
worldpoliticsjournal.com - 1/30/2015 9:59:20 PM
Figures released on Friday by Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, showed that consumer prices in the eurozone fell 0.6 per cent in the year to January. For comparison, prices dropped 0.2 per cent in the year to December. Core inflation, which excludes ...
Eurozone inflation in Jan at lowest level since 2009
Financial Express - 1/30/2015 11:03:45 PM
Inflation in the eurozone has fallen ... a sustained drop in prices that could lead to higher joblessness and slumping growth. Consumer prices in the 19 countries of the eurozone fell 0.6% in January compared with a year ago, after dipping into negative ...
Key euro zone consumer prices fall at record pace
Trade Arabia - 1/31/2015 6:27:34 AM
... 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 monthly calculation.
Euro zone prices fall at record-equalling pace in January
Reuters - 1/30/2015 2:06:53 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 ...
Japan inflation slows again in December as spending drops
Gulf News - 1/29/2015 11:55:03 PM
Tokyo: Japanese inflation slowed again in December, official data showed Friday, as weak consumer spending and falling energy prices ... the world’s number-three economy may be crawling out of recession, analysts said, as the unemployment rate hit ...
GDP growth cools to 2.6% annual rate in fourth quarter
Los Angeles Times - 1/31/2015 5:58:56 AM
a slight improvement over the previous year's 2.2% rate and the best performance since 2010. Growth last year was dragged down by a 2.1% contraction in the first quarter caused by severe weather in much of the country. Plunging oil prices boosted consumer ...
Russian Central Bank Slashes Interest Rates; Ruble Tumbles
SJ News Online - 1/30/2015 6:24:35 PM
The Russian central bank has dropped its key interest rate to 15% from 17% as the outlook for the ... of collapsing oil prices and Western economic sanctions over Russia's role in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Despite consumer price inflation remaining ...
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 ...
Russia unexpectedly cuts key rate as economy eclipses ruble
Bellingham Herald - 1/31/2015 4:25:53 AM
MOSCOW — Russia’s central bank unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate Friday by ... of risks of accelerated consumer price growth and a cooling economy,” the central bank said in the statement. “Further inflation pressure will be contained ...
Inflation data pressure for Japan bank
Gulf Daily News - 1/31/2015 2:31:21 AM
TOKYO: Japanese inflation slowed again in December, official data showed yesterday, as weak consumer spending and falling energy prices ... that the world's No 3 economy may be crawling out of recession, analysts said, as the unemployment rate hit a ...
Consumer confidence in India at 4-year high: Neilsen report
Exchange 4 Media - 1/31/2015 5:51:47 AM
Moreover, India leads 60 countries surveyed by Neilsen, 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 ...
Russia cuts rate 200 bps to avoid further hit to growth
CountingPips - 1/31/2015 5:23:09 AM
Russia’s central bank slashed its key policy rate by 200 basis ... Russian inflation quickened to the fastest in more than five years after the country’s worst currency crisis since 1998 stoked price growth. Consumer prices rose 11.4 percent in ...