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 explains the unexpected inflation?
The Hindu Business Line - 8/29/2016 4:11:28 PM
However, this can at best explain only a small part of the overall consumer price inflation rate, since ‘fuel and light’ carry ... 2016 was just 2 per cent below normal over the country as a whole. This was in excess of the long period average or ...
OPINION: Medals, spreads & hawks - a tale of two countries
cnbcafrica.com - 8/29/2016 3:07:03 PM
Host country ... rates, despite the worsening recession. Consumer inflation hovered around 6% between 2010 and 2014, but jumped to 10% by the end of 2015. It has receded only somewhat to 8.7% most recently. Brazil has a history of hyperinflation. Consumer ...
Argentine inflation expected at under 1% in August
customstoday.com.pk - 8/30/2016 3:48:49 PM
LONDON: Argentina’s inflation rate is expected to be ... of the year,” the minister said. The country has been hammered by stagflation, as wage increases have generally not kept up with fast-rising consumer prices. The malaise has sparked protests ...
Top 10 Countries by Inflation Rate Consumer Prices
Jagran Josh - 9/21/2011 11:55:54 PM
Following is the list of Top 10 Countries by Inflation Rate (Consumer Prices) as per CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) latest fact report. S.No. Country Inflation Rate (Consumer Price) in Percentage 1 Syria 59.1 2 Venezuela 56.2 3 Iran 42.3 4 Malawi 26.9
Why a Spike in Inflation Could Hurt Your Ability to Save for Retirement
incomeclub.co - 8/30/2016 2:51:33 PM
One of the primary responsibilities of the Federal Reserve is deciding how much currency to supply the market in order to keep inflation at a minimum. Despite a low official inflation rate as measured by CPI (Consumer Price Index), real inflation is much ...
‘GST rate above 18% could stoke inflation’
The Hindu - 8/30/2016 5:50:30 PM
They said higher rates could fuel price gains ... standard rate that would check inflation as well as evasion while ensuring compliance. “For industry, which seeks to be competitive in the global marketplace, a standard rate of 18 per cent will be ...
Slowing German inflation puts pressure on ECB
Yahoo Finance - 8/30/2016 1:25:39 PM
BERLIN, Aug 30 (Reuters) - German annual inflation ... countries (HICP), were up by 0.3 percent on the year after rising by 0.4 percent in July, the Federal Statistics Office said. This was below a Reuters consensus forecast for consumer prices to rise ...
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.
The Inflation Interest Rate Paradox: Why You Must Continuously Invest
financialsamurai.com - 8/27/2016 9:43:08 PM
The government likes to tell us there is little-to-no inflation. They point to the Consumer Price Index ... “Interest rates will only rise if the Demand for money rises. Demand for money rises when there is an acceleration in the global economy.
Inflation Expectations in the Recovery from the Great Depression
federalreserve.gov - 8/30/2016 5:57:40 PM
One way to successfully stimulate an economy when nominal interest rates ... prices and firms raised production in anticipation of growing consumer demand and higher input costs: The depreciation of the dollar gave rise to fear--or hope--of inflation ...
U.S. job market optimism lifts consumer confidence to 11-month high
foreigndesknews.com - 8/30/2016 1:58:27 AM
While other data on Tuesday showed a moderation in house prices ... persistently low inflation. Most economists expect another rate hike in December. "We advise Fed officials to throw their caution to the wind just like the American consumer is.
Saudi annual inflation seen at 3.9% in 2016
Saudi Gazette - 8/30/2016 1:18:29 PM
RIYADH — Saudi inflation decreased to 3.8 percent in July year-on-year compared from 4.1 percent in June, based on The General Authority for Statistics (GAS) Consumer Price Index data ... stronger US dollar and weaker global economic growth, the ...
Autos boost consumer spending as inflation remains tame
MSN - 8/29/2016 1:34:00 PM
When adjusted for inflation, consumer ... prices, which are boosting household wealth, are also supporting consumption. Fed Chair Janet Yellen told a gathering of global central bankers on Friday that she believed the case for raising interest rates ...
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 ...
Could Low Interest Rates Bring About The Next Recession?
Seeking Alpha - 8/29/2016 8:22:01 PM
The Fed has been hampered in its quest to increase interest rates due to stagnant growth and underwhelming inflation figures ... causing deteriorating asset prices and consumer spending. As more and more capital flows into stocks, chasing this yield ...