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
Consumer Prices Tick Up, in Latest Sign of Emerging Inflation
Wall Street Journal - 4/17/2015 8:13:42 PM
Underlying U.S. inflation appears to be firming despite slower economic growth, a potentially reassuring sign for the Federal Reserve as it weighs when to start raising interest rates. U.S. consumer prices increased for the second consecutive month in ...
Higher U.S. gas prices spark modest inflation in March
Telegraph Herald - 4/17/2015 7:42:05 AM
At the same time, average hourly wages have risen at an annual rate of just 2 percent, too low to cause a surge in consumer demand that would enable retailers to hike their prices. If gas prices hold steady, the annual inflation rate could begin to rise ...
GDP growth rate in India to reach 8 pct by 2017: World Bank
Financial Express - 4/14/2015 4:13:52 PM
The World ... food prices, cheaper oil has contributed to a rapid deceleration of inflation. South Asia went from having the highest inflation rate among developing regions to having the lowest in barely one year. In March 2013, the Consumer Price Index ...
Gold pares gains after US inflation data shows rise in consumer prices
Economic Times - 4/17/2015 10:08:14 PM
NEW YORK/LONDON: Gold pared gains on Friday, heading for a second weekly drop, after data showing US consumer prices rose in March tempered speculation the Federal Reserve will delay its first interest rate ... the world's top two gold-consuming countries ...
Global Concerns and Inflation Spook Stocks (Even Though They Shouldn't)
The Motley Fool - 4/17/2015 3:34:31 PM
Traders focused on three major elements in justifying the drop: the latest report on U.S. consumer prices ... Even with the gains, core inflation remained at a subdued rate of 1.8% over the past 12 months, showing that price increases are definitely ...
UK Inflation Anchored at 0% – Italy and Spain Benefit from Stimulus
Yahoo Finance - 4/17/2015 5:00:25 PM
The United Kingdom’s inflation rate, as measured by the change in the consumer price index, remained anchored at 0% in ... Inflation readings came out in yet another Eurozone country. However, Spain continues to report negative inflation figures.
Slightly Pricier Gasoline Boosts Inflation to Healthier Levels
capitalwired.com - 4/17/2015 5:00:25 PM
Economists currently hope that the hike in gas prices announces a raising trend that will eventually lead to a 2 percent rate of inflation as the Federal Reserve hopes. Also, it signals that consumer prices ... other parts of the world did, but also ...
US consumer prices edge up in March
Business Recorder - 4/17/2015 3:34:31 PM
WASHINGTON: US consumer prices ticked ... the near-zero federal funds rate as early as June. The CPI data typically runs a little higher than the Fed's preferred inflation measure, the personal consumption expenditures price index. The core PCE price ...
Prices start to rise in euro zone, easing deflation fears
Reuters - 4/17/2015 9:22:18 AM
Annual inflation ... rate has shown its fragility since its long crisis. ECB President Mario Draghi said this week he is committed to the bank's quantitative easing, a relief to some economists who worry the bank's staff forecasts on consumer prices ...
Canada’s core inflation heats up to fastest pace in six years — but will it continue?
Leader Post - 4/17/2015 2:58:44 PM
the annual rate was still weaker than the 21.8-per-cent plunge in February. The largest price jump was in food, gaining 3.8 per cent from March last year. There was a similar inflation pattern across Canada, with consumer prices rising on an annual basis ...
Naroff: Inflation is on the radar screen - barely
Daily Local News - 4/17/2015 12:42:44 PM
INDICATOR: March Consumer Prices ... if the problems in those countries had gone away, it’s just that they were put on the back burner. What those concerns remind us is that the Fed’s ability to return to normal interest rates faces an awful lot ...
Inflation Trend May Lead to RBI Rate Cut: Industry
NDTV - 4/16/2015 6:24:31 AM
New Delhi: With wholesale price index-based inflation winding down to a record low of (-) 2.33 per cent in March, the industry on Wednesday said the trend is a clear pointer to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to slash key rates further to revive consumer ...
Bonds Show Outlook for Worldwide Inflation Near Two-Year High
Bloomberg - 4/16/2015 1:52:30 AM
The outlook for worldwide inflation climbed to the highest level in almost two years, reflecting a rebound in oil prices. Bond investors anticipate consumer prices will rise at an average rate of 1.45 ... check in the U.S., the world’s biggest economy.
Venezuela inflation pushing 200% as rationing deepens
customstoday.com.pk - 4/17/2015 8:32:11 AM
CARACAS: Venezuela, which already has the world’s fastest inflation rate at a reported 69 percent in December, could see that rate more than double this year as it struggles to respond to falling oil prices ... that many of the country’s economic ...
Economic News: Consumer Sentiment Surges, Inflation Firms
Investors Business Daily - 4/17/2015 2:37:15 PM
The consumer price index rose ... Italy GDP likely grew The country probably emerged from three years of recession in Q1, the Bank of Italy said, though growth likely remained modest. Thanks to the ECB's bond buys, Italian inflation is likely to grow ...