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 ...
Canada's Inflation Rate Accelerates As Energy Prices Jump
The Huffington Post - 4/17/2014 8:28:24 AM
OTTAWA - A big jump in energy costs and cigarette prices helped push up Canada's inflation rate to 1.5 per cent last month, matching the highest level in the annualized consumer price index ... and most Western countries abandoned price controls after ...
Consumer Prices Rise Slightly
The Wall Street Journal - 4/15/2014 10:35:27 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 ...
UK inflation hits new four-year low, house prices continue rise
Thomson Reuters - 4/15/2014 11:22:35 AM
Tuesday's data showed that consumer price inflation dropped to 1.6 percent ... any housing overheating before raising interest rates, and that London properties are not reflective of the rest of the country. But the data shows price rises are speeding ...
2 Measures Of Inflation: CPI And The PCE Price Index And Fed Policy
Seeking Alpha - 4/16/2014 9:48:20 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 Consumer Price Index for March shows core inflation below ... In the real world, we can't exclude food ...
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 ...
China inflation up over higher food prices
tradearabia.com - 4/12/2014 7:01:17 AM
China's consumer inflation rate increased in March as fresh food prices jumped, but persistent deflation in the industrial sector was another signal of weak demand and slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy. The consumer price index (CPI ...
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 ...
Two Measures of Inflation
Financial Sense - 4/15/2014 11:54:12 PM
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 ...
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.
Loonie closes slightly higher on increase in March inflation
Globe and Mail - 4/17/2014 12:53:16 PM
The rise was mostly due to a 3 per cent increase in gasoline prices from February. Excluding volatile items such as food and energy, the core rate of inflation rose 0.3 per cent, which was in line with expectations. Year over year, the consumer price index ...
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 ...
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 ...
Canada’s inflation rate rises to 1.5 per cent in March
News1130 - 4/17/2014 6:55:21 AM
OTTAWA (NEWS1130) – Statistics Canada says the country’s annual inflation rate ... With energy prices rising 4.6 per cent from last March, including a 17.9 per cent jump in natural gas, economists had anticipated the increase in the consumer price ...
Nigerian Inflation Accelerates in March as Food Prices Rose
Bloomberg - 4/15/2014 6:57:43 AM
as prices jumped for some foods such as fish and dairy. The consumer inflation rate rose to an annual 7.8 percent from 7.7 percent in February, the country’s National Bureau of Statistics said today in an e-mailed statement. Prices rose 0.8 percent in ...