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
What Is Demand-Pull and Cost-Push Inflation?
Market Realist - 7/25/2016 10:04:58 AM
The government cut rates as well as taxes. House prices rose about 30%, which fueled a positive wealth effect. Consumer confidence soared ... there are very few examples of demand-pull inflation, given the slowing global (URTH) economy.
G20 growth vow keeps global shares near nine-month high
Reuters - 7/25/2016 9:36:20 AM
EU] Backsliding oil prices LCOc1 though held back commodity firms and emerging market stocks. MSCI's 46-country All World index .MIWD00000PUS couldn ... Fed's comments this week are supportive towards a rate hike and if the BOJ eases," said Koji Fukaya ...
Malawi: Inflation Rate Increases to 22.6% in June
Medafrica Times - 7/25/2016 4:02:53 PM
The national statistics office of Malawi, on Monday, said the country’s inflation has accelerated to 22.6 percent year-on-year in June from 21.5 percent in May, driven partly by higher food prices ... In its annual report of World Economic Monitor ...
Kenya leaves rate on hold, inflation seen in target range
CountingPips - 7/25/2016 4:10:02 PM
Kenya’s central bank left its Central Bank Rate ... saying inflation is expected to remain within the target range in the short term although the recent increase in fuel tax is expected to exert temporary upward pressure on consumer prices despite ...
G20 growth promise keeps global shares near nine-month high
Reuters - 7/25/2016 5:25:47 AM
EU] Backsliding oil prices ... inflation, this week also sees a series of bond redemptions that will mean investors have cash to buy again. Oil prices meanwhile hovered near 2-1/2-month lows having lost about 4 percent last week on renewed worries about a ...
Consumer Price Index and the Inflation Rate
The Motley Fool - 3/1/2014 3:43:32 PM
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.
10 countries with highest inflation rate
Rediff India Abroad - 4/5/2011 10:48:29 AM
The entire world - from a rich nation like the United States to one of the poorest countries ... consumer price index saw an increase of 15.46 percent in December from a year earlier. Although government has been trying to bring down the inflation rate ...
Brazil inflation likely eased slightly in mid-July
Business Recorder - 7/19/2016 11:05:10 PM
BRASILIA: Brazil's annual inflation rate likely dropped slightly in mid-July as a stronger local currency eased the price of imports and a crippling recession dragged down consumer spending in Latin America's largest country. Consumer prices likely rose 8 ...
Analysts Predict Worsening Consumer Confidence in Nigeria
This Day Live - 7/25/2016 11:33:51 PM
Nigeria’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation, rose by 0.9 per cent to an ... had the misconception that it was the only solution to the country’s perennial exchange rate crisis. “It is not! People thought once we open the market ...
Why services inflation matters
The Hindu Business Line - 7/24/2016 6:05:45 PM
What goes up may not come down — if it is services inflation The buzz around inflation usually centres around the soaring prices of veggies and dals but ... which now looks like a structural issue with the country’s changing demographics and capacity ...
Eleven Countries with Soaring Inflation
Yahoo Finance - 9/6/2013 10:51:11 AM
A high inflation rate jeopardizes a country's ... 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.
Shut Up About the Inflation Rate
THE SLANT - 4/16/2014 1:08:46 PM
An extremely low interest rate can signal that investors have no faith in a country ... consumer prices sound like a blessing that holds down household costs. But when tepid inflation is associated with small wage gains, excess business capacity and soft ...
The Economist online - 1/15/2015 12:30:09 PM
After falling steadily for more than three years, the median rate of annual consumer-price inflation (CPI) in high-income countries was down to 0.8% in November 2014. In 16 out of 55 rich countries, inflation rates were below 1%. Twelve countries faced ...
Inflation Slows Across Most Developed Countries
The Wall Street Journal Blogs - 6/4/2013 11:23:55 AM
The annual rate of inflation ... showed consumer prices in its 34 member countries rose by 1.3% in the 12 months to April, having risen by 1.6% in the 12 months to March. That was the lowest rate recorded since October 2009, when the global economy was ...
Inflation Continues to Slow in OECD Countries
Seeking Alpha - 2/3/2009 2:45:04 PM
Further evidence of the slowing in global inflation rates comes from the OECD, which reports that consumer prices in the OECD countries in December were up only 1.5% from a year earlier, compared with a 2.2% annual increase in the year to November.