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
Cracking inflation should be India’s priority
Financial Times - 12/8/2013 6:47:52 PM
Above all that ails India under the Congress party, more than corruption or joblessness, the price of onions explains its resounding defeat in the state elections held in recent weeks. Prime minister Manmohan Singh has now presided over one of India’s ...
China Inflation Eases Slightly, Stays Well Within Target
The Wall Street Journal - 12/9/2013 12:17:09 AM
BEIJING—China's consumer-price gains moderated slightly in November, but Beijing's ambitious plans to give market forces a greater role could boost inflation in the world's second-largest economy next year. The November consumer-price index ...
OECD Global Inflation Rate Falls Further
The Wall Street Journal - 12/3/2013 1:38:50 PM
The annual rate of inflation across the world's largest economies fell for a third straight month in October, a development that suggests central banks may have to provide more stimulus, or at least not withdraw existing stimulus, to avert the ...
Consumer Inflation Views in Three Countries
frbsf.org - 11/25/2013 4:47:17 PM
But U.S., British, and Japanese consumers expect inflation to be higher. Data suggest that consumers in these countries ... the level of oil prices, not the rate of change as economic theory would suggest. These two characteristics of consumer inflation ...
10 countries with highest inflation rate
Rediff - 4/5/2011 5:19:12 AM
With prices of commodities ... experiencing the full impact of inflation. The entire world - from a rich nation like the United States to one of the poorest countries, Congo - is trying to bring soaring inflation rates under control.
Slower China inflation reduces worries of tighter policy
Reuters - 12/8/2013 10:01:08 PM
Rising money market rates and bond yields indicate the People's Bank of China (PBOC) is tightening liquidity conditions, to reduce debt levels and contain credit growth, but there is little sign of a sharp turnaround in monetary policy.
China inflation slows on lower food prices
Financial Times - 12/9/2013 2:40:19 AM
Inflation in China slowed in November, giving the government more room to push ahead with its slate of financial reforms. The consumer price index rose 3 per cent year-on-year, down from its 3.2 per cent pace in October and comfortably below the official 3 ...
Consumer spending rises, but inflation muted
wincountry.com - 12/6/2013 8:34:38 AM
That suggested a pick-up in consumer spending after notching its slowest pace in almost four years in the third quarter. However, inflation measures mostly retreated in October, which could worry some Fed officials. A price index for consumer ...
World’s Biggest Pension Fund Sees Japan Fail on 2% Inflation
Bloomberg - 12/4/2013 3:43:31 AM
Foreign debt gained 1.6 percent and overseas stocks added 7.1 percent. “They need to take on more risk to increase their returns,” said Masaru Hamasaki, a senior strategist at Tokyo-based Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Co., which oversees ...
China November inflation slows to 3 percent, eases tightening fear
Yahoo! News - 12/9/2013 3:01:47 AM
Month-on-month, consumer prices fell 0.1 percent, against market expectations of being flat, the National Bureau of Statistics said. Food prices rose 5.9 percent in November from a year earlier, slowing from October's 6.5 percent rise. "Inflation will not ...
Eleven Countries with Soaring Inflation
Yahoo! Finance - 9/5/2013 11:59:47 PM
While inflation ... rates measured by year-over-year increases in consumer prices. We reviewed figures on output, unemployment, trade, budgets and interest rates, also from the Economist. Population data are from the CIA’s World Factbook.
Around the World, Inflation Is Falling to Levels Not Seen for Years
New York Times - 11/15/2013 11:54:19 PM
There are similar declines in many European countries ... rate to fall as low as it has. Inflation has also been falling in Europe, where the European Central Bank cut interest rates last week in response to a surprising estimate that consumer ...
The price is a blight
The Economist - 11/9/2013 10:35:32 PM
Asset prices have certainly soared. But consumer prices ... their income through inflation. If inflation in the countries with which the weak economies trade is high, they can improve their competitiveness simply by keeping their rate lower.