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
Surprise! Inflation is too low almost everywhere on earth
Washington Post - 5/16/2013 9:47:45 PM
Prices rose 1.1 percent over the 12 months that ended in April in Germany, 0.8 percent in France and 1.3 percent in Italy. In the United States, the consumer price ... it will need higher inflation in core European countries like Germany and ...
Canada Inflation Falls to Slowest Since 2009 on Gasoline
Bloomberg - 5/16/2013 11:56:36 PM
Canada’s annual inflation rate fell in April to its slowest in more than three years, taking it below the central bank’s target band and adding to evidence of growing slack in the world’s 11th largest economy. The consumer price index rose ...
Consumer price inflation in Germany eased in April
Live Trading News - 5/14/2013 7:09:39 AM
Consumer price inflation in Germany eased further below the European Central Bank’s target in April, thanks to falling prices for fuel and heating oil. The annual inflation rate fell for the fourth straight month to 1.2% in April from 1.4% in March and 1 ...
Manitoba, P.E.I. tied for highest inflation in April
Winnipeg Free Press - 5/18/2013 11:22:36 AM
Statistics Canada's latest consumer price index report, released Friday, pegs Manitoba's annual inflation rate at 1.8 per cent in April. That left it tied with Prince Edward Island for the highest annual rate in the country. It was also more than four ...
Ahead of the Bell: US Consumer Price Index
Businessweek - 5/16/2013 10:06:14 AM
If there were signs that inflation was picking up, the Fed might be forced to raise interest rates. Aside from sharp swings in gas prices, consumer and wholesale inflation has been mild this year. The combination of modest economic growth and ...
US consumer prices fall 0.4 pct. on cheaper gas
The Guardian - 5/16/2013 3:35:31 PM
AP Economics Writer= WASHINGTON (AP) — A plunge in the cost of gas drove down a measure of U.S. consumer ... inflation or even deflation might push the Fed to step up its low interest-rate policies to stimulate more borrowing and spending and push prices ...
Austrian Inflation Rate Falls to the Lowest Level Since November 2010
NASDAQ - 5/16/2013 8:47:30 AM
Austrian inflation eased sharply in April, with the rate falling to the lowest level in two and a half years, Austria's statistics office said Thursday. The country's consumer price index rose 1.9% on the year in April, well below the 2.3% rate ...
End of HST in B.C. drives drop in inflation
The Vancouver Sun - 5/17/2013 8:27:49 PM
B.C. showed the sharpest price drop in inflation across ... as 14.05 with the entire country being 100. The loonie fell more than a penny against the U.S. dollar as markets read the soft report as making interest rate hikes in Canada less ...
India Inflation Eases to Below 5%
The Wall Street Journal - 5/14/2013 11:48:50 AM
NEW DELHI--Inflation in India slowed to below 5% in April, returning to a level that the ... say rising fuel prices could deter the central bank from lowering rates at its June review. Besides, still-elevated consumer inflation and India's ...
Nigeria: Escalating Food Prices - Experts Predict High Inflation
AllAfrica - 5/13/2013 7:46:38 AM
inflation rate hit 9.1 per cent. According to the analysts whose postulation was based on the figures on NBC's website, said a basket of consumer goods monitored across the country in April shows that prices of some major components of the basket increased.
Despite Public Fears, European Inflation Remains Tame
Pew Research Center - 5/16/2013 3:49:50 PM
Eurostat, the European statistical agency, announced today that the European Union’s annual inflation rate in April was 1.4%, down from a rate of 2.7% in April 2012. Nonetheless, across eight EU nations surveyed by the Pew Research Center in ...
Saudi inflation up in April on high food prices
MENAFN - 5/19/2013 12:25:51 PM
(MENAFN) The Saudi Central Department for Statistic and Information (CDSI) announced the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation report for April, reported Arab News. The report shows an increase of 4 percent on yearly basis, which is the higher compared with ...
India’s Inflation Surprise Opens Door for New Stimulus
CNBC - 5/14/2013 8:57:02 AM
While the rapid pullback in India's headline inflation in April to its lowest level since 2009 is a reflection of stumbling demand in Asia's third largest economy, easing price gains were cheered by economists who believe the doors are now open for greater ...
China Subdued Inflation Gives Room to Raise Utility Prices (2)
Businessweek - 5/9/2013 3:48:00 AM
“Resource price reforms will happen faster than reforms in other areas this year” and may begin with fees for industrial use of electricity ... The inflation numbers followed trade data yesterday from the customs administration, which ...
Falling World Inflation No Cause for Celebration
Wall Street Journal - 5/15/2013 3:58:11 PM
But for the most part, sliding commodity prices, one of the big drivers of falling inflation gauges ... In the 1990s and early 2000s, globalization opened up places like Bangladesh while the information technology boom ushered in a “New ...