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
Consumer Prices in U.S. Increased Less Than Forecast in May
Businessweek - 6/18/2013 11:35:57 AM
For the 12 months that ended in May, consumer prices climbed 1.4 percent compared to a 1.1 percent year-over-year gain reported in April. For the same period, the core CPI rose 1.7 percent, the same as in the prior month. Energy costs increased ...
Sky high air fares send the cost of living soaring: Holiday misery for families as ticket prices rise by 22% in a month
Daily Mail - 6/18/2013 10:45:51 AM
Cash-strapped families planning summer holidays have seen air fares soar by 22 per cent in just a month, new figures revealed today. The record-breaking rise sent the cost of living soaring, heaping further misery on households struggling as ...
Pound Falls Versus Dollar Before Consumer-Price Inflation Data
Businessweek - 6/18/2013 6:38:17 PM
The pound weakened versus the dollar before a report economists said will show consumer-price inflation in the U.K. accelerated last month for the first time since February. Sterling declined from near its strongest level in more than four ...
Venezuela Inflation Rises at Fastest Rate Under New Index
The Wall Street Journal - 6/7/2013 11:41:50 AM
CARACAS--Venezuela's chronically high inflation rate jumped 6.1% in May--the largest monthly leap since the country adopted a new consumer price index in 2008--underscoring the economic challenges faced by the new administration of President ...
Consumer prices tick up, but less than expected
The Morning Call - 6/18/2013 2:56:23 PM
The consumer price index was up 0.1 percent after falling ... Reserve policy makers, meeting today and tomorrow in Washington, more leeway to address unemployment as they consider whether to dial down their record monetary stimulus.
Bank of Ghana Plans Rate Rise If Fuel Costs Weigh on Inflation
Bloomberg - 6/18/2013 4:22:17 PM
Ghana’s central bank is prepared to raise its key lending rate if an increase in fuel prices after the removal of subsidies adds pressure on inflation in West Africa’s second-biggest economy. Ghana raised gasoline prices by 3 percent on June ...
Morning MoneyBeat: Inflation Is Key Amid Fed Debate
Wall Street Journal - 6/18/2013 10:10:03 AM
As Ahead of the Tape scribe Spencer Jakab pointed out in today’s column, consumer prices last month are seen rising ... Twitter Facebook Email Comments 2 The Inside Story of Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Twitter Facebook Email Comments 3 Intel ...
Stubborn retail inflation may spoil rate cut hopes
Reuters Group PLC - 6/11/2013 10:25:31 AM
comments which markets interpreted as lessening the chance of a fourth straight rate cut at the bank's policy meeting on Monday. "Retail inflation, as measured by consumer price index is still high," Subbarao said on May 30. Policymakers are ...
2 Measures Of Inflation: Headline And Core Below Fed Target
Seeking Alpha - 6/18/2013 4:50:55 PM
Note from dshort: I've updated the accompanying charts with the latest Consumer Price Index data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The annualized rate of change is calculated to two decimal places for more precision in the side-by-side comparison with ...
US consumer prices rise just 0.1 percent in May
The Oakland Press - 6/18/2013 2:27:45 PM
That’s up from a 1.1 percent annual pace in April, which was the smallest in 2 1/2 years. Slow economic growth and high unemployment have kept wages from rising quickly. That’s made it harder for retailers and other firms to raise prices.
India's stubborn retail inflation may spoil rate cut hopes
GlobalPost - 6/11/2013 11:37:06 AM
comments which markets interpreted as lessening the chance of a fourth straight rate cut at the bank's policy meeting on Monday. "Retail inflation, as measured by consumer price index is still high," Subbarao said on May 30. Policymakers are also worried ...
Argentina Fights With Inflation As Government Acknowledges Financial Instability And Freezes Prices
International Business Times - 6/12/2013 9:34:13 AM
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s government has been promoting economic growth through consumer spending. For a while it worked: between 2003 and 2011 the country ... in GDP growth rate, but inflation skyrocketed and prices rose by 8.16 ...
Canadian Bonds Lower as U.S. Inflation Shows Slight Increase
The Wall Street Journal - 6/18/2013 3:53:39 PM
TORONTO--Canadian bonds were lower Tuesday, moving in tandem with their U.S. counterparts, as the latest reading of U.S. inflation showed consumer prices moved slightly higher, the first increase after two months of declines. Canada's two-year ...
British inflation rate accelerates to 2.7 pct in May
china.org.cn - 6/18/2013 10:31:32 AM
The British Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to 2.7 percent in May from 2.4 percent in April, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) said Tuesday. "The inflation rate has returned to the levels seen between October 2012 and March 2013 after the slowing in ...