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, 2014See also: Inflation rate (consumer prices) map
Global Economy: Two percent inflation. A call to action?
Reuters - 2/24/2017 11:13:17 AM
The U.S. consumer price index (CPI), published mid-Feb, has already shown prices rising at their fastest monthly pace in nearly four years in January and a year-on-year rate of 2.5 percent. However, the Fed has often emphasized the inflation measure for ...
Inflation rate rises to 2.1%, fuelled by gas prices as new carbon policies take hold
mymcmurray.com - 2/24/2017 10:44:39 AM
with gas prices spiking by 20.6 per cent across the country compared to the year before. The overall inflation reading last month was stronger than December’s rate of 1.5 per cent, the agency’s latest consumer price index said. However, excluding ...
Canadian inflation surges to 2.1% in January on gas prices
Calgary Herald - 2/24/2017 5:58:20 AM
Canadian consumer ... Canada’s inflation rate also rose to the highest in more than two years to 2.1 per cent. Here, as in Alberta, a major factor contributing to the higher rate was gasoline. Prices on average across the country rose by more than ...
U.K. Inflation And The Oil Price
Seeking Alpha - 2/22/2017 4:20:29 AM
It has been much higher for most of the last decade, and yet the Bank of England has kept interest rates at historic lows. But consumer price inflation - the prices ... effect in oil-dependent developed countries, which showed itself as stagnant output ...
Prices on the rise: What next for inflation?
CITY A.M. - 2/23/2017 11:50:16 AM
Most of the major central banks are predicting rises in inflation. Price pressure was already beginning to build in 2016 as the world economy showed ... Headline inflation rates are calculated using the consumer prices index (CPI). This index includes ...
Inflation rate jumps to 2.1% on higher gasoline and shelter costs
CBC - 2/25/2017 12:56:29 AM
Of the eight parts of the consumer economy ... "Canadian inflation is certainly not immune to the forces pulling headline price trends higher around the industrialized world," Porter said, noting that the U.S. rate jumped to 2.5 per cent in January and ...
Gas prices a factor in Manitoba inflation jump
Winnipeg Free Press - 2/24/2017 10:30:20 AM
Manitoba's annual inflation rate jumped above two per cent last month as higher gasoline prices helped push up the cost of living here and elsewhere in Canada. In its latest monthly Consumer Price ... 20.6 per cent across the country compared to the ...
Higher gas prices fuel January inflation surge
rcinet.ca - 2/24/2017 3:52:28 PM
Gas prices went up by 20.6 per across the country compared to the year before, increasing transportation costs, the main contributor to the higher inflation rate, by 6.3 per cent ... Of the eight parts of the consumer economy that Statistics Canada ...
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 ...
Consumer Price Index and the Inflation Rate
The Motley Fool - 3/1/2014 11:54:28 AM
While it may not be the best measure of the inflation rate, the consumer price index is tied to ... in other parts of the world it is a major issue. Venezuela is a prime example: The value of the country's currency is spiraling downward.
Euro Zone January Inflation Confirmed at 1.8 Percent Year-on-year
USNews - 2/22/2017 10:39:52 AM
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone inflation rose to an annual rate of 1.8 percent in January, the European Union statistics agency said on Wednesday confirming its earlier estimates. On a monthly basis, consumer prices in the 19-country currency bloc went ...
Is an Inflation Comeback in the Works?
acting-man.com - 2/24/2017 10:23:11 AM
The U.S. cost of living increased in January by the most since February 2013, led by higher costs for gasoline and other goods and services that indicate inflation is gathering momentum. The consumer-price ... rate policy because it has created a world ...
NCAER lowers GDP growth forecast to 6.9 per cent for FY17
The New Indian Express - 2/25/2017 8:23:17 PM
NEW DELHI: After RBI and IMF, economic thinktank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has lowered the ... of the world economy, led by revival of growth in the US, the UK, Germany and Japan. Consumer price inflation trended down with ...
RBA chief blames house prices on “strong population growth”
macrobusiness.com.au - 2/24/2017 12:50:31 AM
There is not a single story across the country. In parts of the country that ... which needs to be watched carefully. In terms of consumer prices, a year ago we had expected the inflation rate to remain above 2 per cent. It has turned out to be lower ...