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
G-20 inflation rate slows again
Market Watch - 3/4/2014 6:35:57 AM
The rise in consumer prices slowed across the world's largest economies for a second ... Cooperation and Development said Tuesday the annual rate of inflation in its 34 developed-country members rose to 1.7% from 1.6% in December, while in ...
Bank of Canada Seen Renewing Inflation Worry Despite Price Pop
Wall Street Journal - 3/4/2014 1:52:36 PM
Canada’s central bank is expected to again flag downside risks to inflation in its interest-rate statement Wednesday, but the phrasing could change to reflect a recent uptick in consumer ... a country punching above its weight on the world ...
Britons increasingly see rate rise but lower their inflation forecasts - BOE
7 News Yahoo - 3/7/2014 9:45:40 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Britons' expectations for an interest rate hike ... sooner if inflation pressures are bigger than expected or wages rise faster than anticipated. But the economy is still 1.4 percent below its 2008 peak and consumer prices are just ...
Philippine Feb inflation eases, gives central bank room to hold rates
Business Recorder - 3/5/2014 5:30:20 AM
MANILA: Inflation in the Philippines unexpectedly slowed for the first time in six months in February, giving the central bank room to keep interest rates at a record low at its policy meeting this month. The consumer price index rose 4.1 percent in ...
UPDATE 1-Indian government to set up inflation target, RBI to implement - finmin
Thomson Reuters - 3/7/2014 4:52:10 AM
Finance ministers traditionally attend RBI board meetings when they are held in the country's capital. RBI's recent rate ... on inflation targeting had raised expectations the RBI would focus primarily on bringing down consumer prices at the ...
BSP execs fear power crunch may fuel inflation
Inquirer - 3/7/2014 4:19:22 PM
Maintenance shutdowns, either scheduled or unscheduled, of major power plants may lead to a shortage of electricity supply in the country and may, in turn, fuel the rate of rise in consumer prices this ... sources of possible inflation pressures in the ...
Inflation targeting will be challenge for the new Government
NITI Central - 3/5/2014 9:48:02 AM
While this would make policymaking more predictable and less prone to Government pressure, this also means that rates would stay high for longer as the CPI inflation ... While Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the benchmark in most countries ...
Eesti Pank : Cheaper energy pulled inflation down to its lowest level in four years
4 Traders - 3/7/2014 9:55:48 PM
Food prices have exited their slump on world markets and ... but the higher inflation rate for manufactured goods in the euro area was not reflected in Estonian prices. Eesti Pank's forecast expects consumer price inflation in Estonia to be 2.1% in 2014.
TAKE A LOOK-Asia inflation: Bangladesh inflation cools in February
Reuters Group PLC - 3/6/2014 10:22:38 AM
Bangladesh's annual inflation cooled in February for the first time since November, the country's Statistics ... India WPI inflation surges, rate hike seen > China inflation at 7-mth high on food prices > Bangladesh inflation eases in September ...
Two Measures Of Inflation: CPI, PCE Price Index And Fed Policy
investing.com - 3/5/2014 5:51:49 AM
The annualized rate of change is calculated to two decimal places for more precision in the side-by-side comparison with the Consumer Price Index. The BEA's Personal Consumption Expenditures Chain-type Price Index for January shows core inflation well ...
Economic stability must include price stability, growth: FM P Chidambaram
The Economic Times - 3/6/2014 11:58:41 PM
NEW DELHI: Government has the right to set the country's inflation target, while the central bank's role is to implement the decision, Finance Minister ... mainly driven by food inflation, despite economic growth struggling at a decade low ...
Consumer Price Index and the Inflation Rate
The Motley Fool - 3/1/2014 3:43:32 PM
Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the Consumer Price ... inflation hasn't been much of an issue in the U.S. in the past decade, in other parts of the world it is a major issue. Venezuela is a prime example: The value of the country's ...