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
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 ...
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 ...
Why this is India's ABC election: Inflation explains why voters now think anything but Congress
Times of India - 12/9/2013 7:15:19 PM
There was no mystery about what rankles the voters. From the badlands of Bhind in northern Madhya Pradesh to the colourful bazaars of Pushkar in central Rajasthan, the neighbourhood barber, the local carpenter and the small farmer would angrily ...
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
wincountry.com - 12/8/2013 10:01:08 PM
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's annual consumer inflation ... producer prices were unchanged. MAINTAIN GROWTH TARGET A strong jump in exports and a run of surveys of factory and service sector activity indicate the world's second-largest economy ...
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 inflation slows on lower food prices
Financial Times - 12/9/2013 2:40:19 AM
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 ... there were concerns that the country would eventually face higher inflation. But the central bank began to act in June to ...
Eleven Countries with Soaring Inflation
Yahoo! Finance - 9/6/2013 10:51:11 AM
The country has one of the worst unemployment rates of any major economy in the world, at 25.6% ... to foster growth while somehow keeping a lid on its consumer prices. 5. Turkey > Inflation rate: 8.9% > GDP growth rate: 3.0% > Unemployment ...
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.
India’s 10.09% inflation: Mixed blessing for POT, IPI, AGU, and MOS (Part 5)
marketrealist.com - 12/9/2013 7:58:16 PM
The inflation rate is the rate at which a price is rising, usually on a year-over-year basis. High inflation rates reflect shortages of supply relative to quantity demand. So rising rates indicate higher demand or lower supply. While rising rates often ...
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 ...