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
B.C. sees slight growth in consumer prices while having country’s smallest drop in gas prices
Business in Vancouver - 12/19/2014 5:05:33 PM
Consumer ... Price growth across the country was in the range of analysts’ expectations. “Headline inflation in Canada remains 0.7 percentage points above its U.S. counterpart (at 1.3%), but that’s not a bad thing when much of the industrialized ...
Canadian inflation takes surprise dip as gas prices fall
National Post - 12/19/2014 10:46:09 AM
OTTAWA — A big drop in gasoline prices slowed Canada’s annual pace of inflation in November, reversing a spike the previous month and providing the Bank of Canada with plenty of reason to keep interest rates firmly in neutral. The consumer price index ...
Eurozone Consumer Confidence Boosted by Oil Price
Wall Street Journal - 12/22/2014 9:59:39 AM
Consumers in the 18 countries ... fall in oil prices is likely to have made many eurozone households feel better about their near-term financial positions. Indeed, consumer spending has edged higher in the eurozone as the inflation rate has fallen over ...
Of Kiwis and Currencies: How a 2% Inflation Target Became Global Economic Gospel
New York Times - 12/19/2014 5:19:52 PM
Sometimes, decisions that shape the world ... became the first country to set a formal target for how much prices should rise each year — zero to 2 percent in its initial action. The practice was so successful in making the high inflation of the ...
Lower gas prices help slow inflation rate to 2 per cent
Guelph Mercury - 12/16/2014 11:57:07 PM
OTTAWA — A big drop in pump prices tapped the brakes on Canadian inflation last month, slowing the annual rate to two ... global slide in world oil prices. The federal agency found prices climbed in every major category of its consumer price index ...
Lower gas prices help slow inflation rate to 2.0 per cent: Statistics Canada
Winnipeg Free Press - 12/19/2014 1:37:57 PM
OTTAWA - A big drop in pump prices tapped the brakes on Canadian inflation last month, slowing the annual rate to two ... the global slide in world oil prices. The federal agency found prices climbed in every major category of its consumer price index ...
Brazil inflation seen above target in 2015: Poll
Economic Times - 12/22/2014 6:06:25 PM
The country's benchmark ... pushing up prices of imported goods and fueling inflation. (pct) 2014 2015 previous new previous new forecast forecast forecast forecast Consumer inflation 6.38 6.38 6.50 6.54 Exchange rate 2.60 2.65 2.72 2.75 (reais per US ...
First Coast jobless rate drops; falling gas prices drive down inflation
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - 12/19/2014 11:53:34 PM
Unemployment rates held steady or went down for the majority of the country and the First ... day to make Florida the world’s number one destination for jobs.” Meanwhile, leading economic indicators and the Consumer Price Index showed solid signs ...
Real World Economics: Falling oil prices have their down side
TwinCities Pioneer Press - 12/21/2014 10:00:50 AM
Europe is on the edge of deflation and recession in many of its countries ... oil prices spur inflation, and will falling prices bring on deflation? If so, does cheaper oil mean the Federal Reserve has more breathing space before raising interest rates ...
Gasoline prices cool Canada inflation; cutting pressure for rate move
Small Business Yahoo - 12/19/2014 3:32:29 PM
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Tumbling gasoline prices cooled inflation in Canada last month, providing the ... interest rates." The Canadian dollar weakened against the U.S. dollar after the inflation data . Despite gasoline's fall, consumer prices increased in ...
Implications of zero inflation
The Tribune India - 12/21/2014 6:36:14 PM
It is unbelievable that inflation about which we were so worried even a few months ago has come down to zero. For the last few years the monetary policy was all about controlling inflation for which interest rates ... or the Consumer Price Index also ...
ECB's Constancio sees negative inflation rate in months ahead: magazine
Reuters - 12/20/2014 3:28:19 AM
Annual inflation in the euro zone slowed to 0.3 percent in November as energy prices fell ... be shouldered by individual countries in the euro zone." Constancio told WirtschaftsWoche the ECB did not have an exchange rate target and did not measure ...
Manitoba inflation rate declines
Carillon - 12/19/2014 4:29:45 PM
New Statistics Canada data released today showed Manitoba’s annual inflation rate dipped to 1.1 per cent last month from 1.3 per cent in October. That means the basket of consumer goods ... amid a global slide in world oil prices, StatsCan said.
Inflation dips on lower gas prices
StarPhoenix - 12/20/2014 8:14:39 AM
A big drop in gasoline prices slowed Canada's annual pace of inflation in November, reversing a spike the previous month and providing the Bank of Canada with plenty of reason to keep interest rates firmly in neutral. The consumer price index rose two per ...
Britain’s poorest households face higher rates of inflation, research suggests
theguardian.com - 12/22/2014 5:41:57 AM
Britain’s poorest households have suffered higher rates of inflation over the past decade than wealthier households, official research suggests. The bottom 10% of the country in terms ... By comparison, the consumer price index – the official measure ...