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
Runaway Inflation Will Drive Gold Prices Due North
Live Trading News - 5/6/2015 8:52:36 AM
US consumer prices have been overall ... government figures show. Because inflation has been so low, even small gains for prices will help to boost Gold in the months before the Fed raises rates. Inflation expectations are heading higher, and it’s ...
Ukraine faces highest inflation since 1996
Reuters - 5/6/2015 8:31:08 AM
Analysts of 14 Ukrainian banks and brokerages see inflation ... 1996 consumer prices rose 39.7 percent and gross domestic product contracted 10 percent as Ukraine endured almost a decade of economic crisis after the Soviet Union collapsed and the country ...
Poor weather dogs agro production, lifts food prices, inflation
Today's Zaman - 5/5/2015 3:41:49 PM
Adverse weather conditions across the country continue to wreak havoc on ... Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat) on Monday, the consumer price index (CPI) -- popularly known as the inflation rate -- spiked by 7.91 percent year-on-year in April ...
No, stocks aren’t a good inflation hedge. Try bonds (really).
Financial Times - 5/6/2015 7:19:33 AM
Stocks are basically bonds where the coupons tend to grow faster than the level of consumer ... rates shouldn’t necessarily hurt stock prices if that increase can be explained by investor opinions about faster growth and accelerating inflation.
Brazil’s monthly inflation likely eased below 1pc in April
Business Recorder - 5/6/2015 12:38:41 AM
BRASILIA: Brazil's monthly inflation rate probably eased in April to the lowest in five months, laying the groundwork for the central bank to stop raising interest rates soon, a Reuters poll showed. Consumer prices as measured by the benchmark IPCA index ...
Lower fuel, foods prices: Inflation falls to 2.1% in April 2015
customstoday.com.pk - 5/5/2015 7:02:15 PM
ISLAMABAD: Inflation further slowed to 2.1 per cent in April 2015 from 2.5pc in the preceding month thanks to lower fuel and foods prices. It was the lowest level since 2003. The inflation measured through the Consumer ... its policy rate to a decade ...
Shop price deflation remains low, BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index shows
Retail Times - 5/5/2015 11:05:37 PM
The appreciation in April was driven by speculation of slowing oil production in the US as the number of rigs drilling for oil in the country fell ... wheat now planted. The Consumer Price Index, the UK’s headline rate of inflation, was widely expected ...
US Stocks Sink as Oil Price Jumps Above $60
ABC News - 5/5/2015 4:31:55 PM
Crude oil climbed above $60 a barrel for the first time this year, raising expectations for rising inflation and interest rates. Greece's government remained ... The other part is oil prices going up. That implies more inflation." Major indexes wavered ...
Euro zone growth seen stronger, inflation to pick up - EU Commission
Reuters - 5/5/2015 7:09:24 PM
In its quarterly economic forecasts of main economic indicators for the whole 28-nation European Union and the 19 countries sharing ... so does euro zone inflation -- the Commission raised its forecast for consumer price growth this year to 0.1 percent ...
UPDATE 1-Belarus c.bank sees average refinancing rate at 23-25 pct in 2015
Reuters - 5/5/2015 10:12:32 AM
The bank had said it expected to decrease the rate to 15-16 percent by the end of 2015 and that inflation would ... he said. Consumer prices in Belarus rose 5 percent in the first quarter. Kallaur also said that the country's gold and forex reserves ...
Consumer Price Inflation Reaches 16.9% in Russia
New York Times - 4/7/2015 2:03:11 AM
Russia’s consumer ... the overall rate of inflation, showing 23 percent growth year-on-year in March and 1.6 percent against February’s prices. Russia’s government has banned food imports from the European Union and other Western countries since ...
Exchange rate slide pushes shilling past 95 units mark
Business Daily Africa - 5/6/2015 8:59:46 AM
The weaker shilling is expected to raise the cost of living in a country that largely depends on imports for consumer goods and for ... according to data from KNBS. Inflation is being pushed up by rising prices of food that have piled pressure on lower ...
CHART OF THE DAY: Here Are The Inflation Rates For Every Major Economy In The World
The Business Insider - 1/22/2014 2:55:33 PM
... in higher inflation rates because the prices of imported goods, both input raw materials and consumer goods, go up. Emerging markets’ current high inflation rates will likely limit emerging market countries’ exchange rate flexibility. Some EM ...
Venezuelan rum industry succeeding despite country's woes
Stamford Advocate - 5/5/2015 4:39:05 PM
But with Venezuela's economic crisis putting its price ... rate, more than Venezuela's monthly minimum wage. Such economic downturns often have prompted a boost in domestic spirits, according to Nestor Ortega, master distiller at Santa Teresa, one of the ...
Weak Consumer Spending And Falling Oil Prices Push Eurozone Inflation To 5-Year Low
Seeking Alpha - 10/20/2014 6:20:52 AM
Rising retail sales had helped drive a 0.3% increase in consumer spending in the second quarter, the largest rise for three-and-a-half years. Another key cause of the downturn in inflation rates in the eurozone and elsewhere is the falling price of oil ...