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
U.S. consumer prices rebound, underlying inflation firming
Reuters - 3/24/2015 1:18:21 PM
Signs of inflation are likely to be welcomed by ... a strong dollar and the now-settled labour dispute at one of the country's busiest ports. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month after declining ...
The Inflation Cycle May Have Turned
The Wall Street Journal - 3/23/2015 11:56:37 PM
Central banks around the world have been alarmed at how inflation ... In February, U.S. consumer prices rose 0.2% from January, which pulled the annual inflation rate out of negative territory; it’s now zero. More important, core prices rose 0.16% ...
BSP sees March inflation at between 2.1-2.9%
Inquirer - 3/26/2015 4:14:56 PM
Consumer prices were seen to have remained stable in March as fuel stayed cheap and amid cuts in power and taxi rates ... in the country, were also resolved earlier this year. The BSP adjusts its monetary policy settings based on its inflation projections.
Trade Deficit, Salary Rises Set to Push Up Consumer Prices: Economists
The Irrawaddy Publishing Group - 3/26/2015 12:25:52 PM
RANGOON — Economists have warned that Burma’s inflation rate is set to continue its rise, with a dramatic increase in government salaries and a looming trade deficit threatening to eclipse the country ... “Basic commodity prices will be increased ...
Inflation Perks Up as U.S. Economy Starts Overcoming Weather
Bloomberg - 3/24/2015 11:12:29 PM
(Bloomberg) -- Inflation ... raise interest rates. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index declined 0.6 percent to 2,091.5 at the close in New York. The S&P Supercomposite Homebuilding Index rose 1.4 percent. The increase in consumer prices matched the median ...
U.S. consumer inflation firming; new home sales at seven-year high
Yahoo News - 3/24/2015 5:21:44 PM
U.S. consumer prices rebounded in February as gasoline prices rose for the first time since June, and there were also signs of an uptick in underlying inflation pressures, keeping the Federal Reserve on course to raise interest rates this year. The economy ...
Zambia’s March Inflation rate drops to 7.2 %
Lusaka Times - 3/26/2015 3:46:18 PM
Shopping in Lusaka The March inflation rate in Zambia ... were from consumer goods, capital goods and raw material categories which also accounted for 20.0 percent of total exports in February 2015. He said this implies that the country has been a net ...
Inflation, New-Home Sales Firm Up
Wall Street Journal - 3/24/2015 8:42:10 PM
The Fed targets inflation of 2%—as measured by a Commerce Department gauge, not the consumer-price index—to ensure the economy is expanding at a healthy pace. The Fed has kept rates near zero since the recession to spur hiring, spending and investment ...
UK inflation rate falls to zero in February
BBC - 3/24/2015 9:39:26 PM
Lower prices for food and computer goods helped to cut the rate from 0.3% in January, official figures show. February's figure is the lowest rate of Consumer Prices ... However, Labour said inflation is falling around the world "because global oil prices ...
Britain sees no inflation in Feb for first time on record
Business Recorder - 3/24/2015 3:05:43 PM
LONDON: British inflation vanished last month, hitting zero for the first time on record, official figures showed on Tuesday. The annual rate of consumer price inflation dropped to zero percent, from 0.3 percent in January, the Office for National ...
British inflation falls to zero for first time
MENAFN - 3/24/2015 4:31:37 PM
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Britain's annual inflation rate slowed sharply to zero in February for the first time, pulled down by falling prices for recreational goods, food, furniture and oil, official data showed Tuesday. "The Consumer Prices Index (CPI ...
Inflation Hits 0% As Food Costs Fall Further
Sky News HD - 3/24/2015 2:58:34 PM
Falling prices have also been locked in because of the drop of up to 60% in world oil costs. Economists expect inflation ... consumer spending. The surprise scale of February's fall is likely to push back the expected timing of an interest rate rise ...
Rising gas costs help lift consumer prices in February
Washington Post - 3/24/2015 7:52:03 PM
The persistence of consumer inflation well below ... were revised up nearly 4 percent to a rate of 500,000. The median sales price rose 2.6 percent since February 2014, to $275,500. The economy across the 19-country euro zone appears to be gaining ...
WRAPUP 1-U.S. consumer prices rebound, underlying inflation firming
CNBC - 3/24/2015 1:11:11 PM
U.S. consumer prices rebounded in February as gasoline prices rose for the first time since June, and there were also signs of an uptick in underlying inflation pressures, which could keep a June interest rate increase on the table. Signs of inflation are ...
Inflation hits zero for first time in 55 years
The Scotsman - 3/23/2015 11:56:37 PM
INFLATION fell to zero for the first time in half a century last month putting the UK on course for a period of falling prices. The Consumer ... world oil prices won’t solve the deep-seated problems in our economy.” The likely timing of an interest ...