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
Why Venezuela Is The 'Most Miserable' Country In The World, Again
Yahoo Finance - 1/23/2015 10:07:38 PM
Venezuela is the most miserable country ... Venezuela's consumer price index What makes them similar, though, is that both are plagued the with same main problem according to Cato — consumer price inflation. Venezuela's inflation rate sits at over ...
Gas prices slow December inflation to 1.5%
4 - 1/23/2015 8:38:45 AM
OTTAWA - Falling Canadian pump prices last month played a big role in slowing the country's annual inflation rate to 1.5 per cent in December ... Compared with a year earlier, the federal agency says consumer prices rose in seven of the survey's eight ...
With 4.30pc inflation rate, Pakistan third cheapest country to live in after India, Nepal
customstoday.com.pk - 1/24/2015 3:58:23 AM
ISLAMABAD –Pakistan where inflation rate was recorded at 4.30 percent in December of 2014 has been ranked as the third cheapest country to live in ... In Pakistan, most important categories in the consumer price index are food and non-alcoholic beverages ...
UPDATE 1-Canada inflation rate drops to 9-month low as gas cost sinks
Reuters - 1/23/2015 8:31:35 AM
The annualized rate ... its inflation target and economic growth. A 16.6 percent drop in gasoline prices was the main reason for a slower yearly rise in overall inflation to December. Prices increased in seven of the eight major components in the consumer ...
Falling gas prices slow December inflation to 1.5%: Statistics Canada
Times Colonist - 1/23/2015 5:32:38 AM
OTTAWA - The collapse in oil prices slowed Canadian inflation in December as falling pump prices helped decelerate the annual rate to 1.5 per cent, a drop from its two per cent perch the month before. On Friday, Statistics Canada's latest consumer price ...
Australia Inflation Data to Support Case for Interest Rate Cut by RBA
Wall Street Journal - 1/23/2015 6:08:25 AM
Economists say a soft inflation reading is needed so that the RBA can present a cut in interest rates as a positive response to falling prices, rather than couching it in terms of a problem with the economy, which might dent business and consumer confidence.
India’s economy on the rise as oil price drops
The National - 1/24/2015 10:32:06 AM
India is benefiting from sharply reduced import costs and inflation as a result. The country was the world ... Further rate cuts are expected this year, bringing down the cost of borrowing, which encourages consumer spending and brings the price of ...
Inflation within target for 6th consecutive year – BSP
Rappler - 1/22/2015 11:56:12 PM
Similarly, core inflation and all alternative measures of core inflation estimated by the central bank were lower in the last quarter of 2014, relative to the rates registered in the previous quarter. The number of Consumer Price Index (CPI) components ...
Evaporating inflation and growth put pressure on central banks
Reuters - 1/23/2015 5:06:59 PM
Euro zone firms cut prices at the fastest rate in nearly ... reach its 2 percent inflation target two years into so-called 'Abenomics' – a mix of aggressive monetary and fiscal policy and structural reform aimed at pulling the country out of decades ...
Pakistan slashes interest rates to 10 year low
MENAFN - 1/24/2015 9:02:01 PM
as countries in the region adjust to falling crude prices, The Peninsula Qatar ... Jan 24 2015 - Saudi inflation to reach 2.6 percent in 2015, MENAFN (MENAFN) The Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI) data showed that Consumer Price Index ...
Shortages, inflation and long lines have Venezuelans grumbling
Los Angeles Times - 1/22/2015 11:56:12 PM
Waiting in line for hours to buy groceries at a supermarket in eastern Caracas, Helena Siso didn’t know or care who was to blame for the acute shortages of consumer ... and rising inflation that last year averaged 63%, the highest rate in Latin America.
Inflation fear is not dead after all
Futures Magazine - 1/24/2015 12:52:16 AM
The Treasury market is starting to show renewed inflation expectations, giving the Federal Reserve more latitude to raise interest rates while most of the world’s other major ... for the average rise in consumer prices during the life of the debt ...
Falling oil prices push euro zone into deflation
Yahoo News Singapore - 1/25/2015 6:34:41 AM
At the same time, the UK registered the lowest inflation rate (0.5 percent ... to spread into lower global consumer prices, depressed wages and, to a lesser extent, softer asset prices. Unless governments around the world prop up aggregate demand through ...
BMO’s Porter Says Rate Cut May Create Grotesque Canada Debt Skew
Bloomberg - 1/23/2015 9:46:10 PM
The yield on five-year government benchmark bonds fell to 0.78 percent today, about half the annual rate of inflation of 1.5 percent as reported by Statistics Canada, based on the December Consumer Price Index. The central bank has pointed to signs of ...
Oil dive slows inflation
Fort Frances Times - 1/23/2015 3:45:16 AM
OTTAWA—The collapse in oil prices slowed Canadian inflation in December as falling pump prices helped decelerate the annual rate to 1.5 percent—a drop from its two percent perch the month before. Statistics Canada’s latest consumer price index today ...