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
Shut Up About the Inflation Rate
THE SLANT - 4/16/2014 1:08:46 PM
Inflation rate readings, as measured by the consumer price index, headed “unexpectedly” higher ... An extremely low interest rate can signal that investors have no faith in a country’s ability to grow on its own and that they expect central banks ...
U.S. consumer inflation boosted by higher food, rental housing costs
7 News Yahoo - 4/15/2014 1:31:25 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose slightly ... among some Federal Reserve officials that inflation was too tame, price pressures remain subdued enough for the U.S. central bank to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department ...
Canada's Inflation Rate Accelerates As Energy Prices Jump
The Huffington Post - 4/17/2014 8:28:24 AM
OTTAWA - A big jump in energy costs and cigarette prices helped push up Canada's inflation rate to 1.5 per cent last month, matching the highest level in the annualized consumer price index ... and most Western countries abandoned price controls after ...
Inflation rose to 1.5 per cent in March
Finance Yahoo - 4/17/2014 12:31:47 PM
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the country's annual inflation rate climbed ... With energy prices rising 4.6 per cent from last March, including a 17.9 per cent jump in natural gas, economists had anticipated the increase in the consumer price index.
2 Measures Of Inflation: CPI And The PCE Price Index And Fed Policy
Seeking Alpha - 4/16/2014 9:48:20 AM
The annualized rate of change is calculated to two decimal places for more precision in the side-by-side comparison with the PCE Price Index. The BLS Consumer Price Index for March shows core inflation below ... In the real world, we can't exclude food ...
UAE annual inflation climbs on rising housing costs
Gulf News - 4/16/2014 3:46:15 PM
For the first quarter of 2014, inflation rate ... consumer prices to rise even faster over the remainder of this year and into 2015,” said Simon Williams, Chief Economist, HSBC Middle East. Analysts said at the current level of economic growth the ...
Content about World food price crisis
Halifax Chronicle-Herald - 4/17/2014 2:19:10 PM
OTTAWA — A big jump in energy costs and cigarette prices helped push up Canada’s inflation rate to ... annualized consumer price index in almost two years. The increase, while... YOKOHAMA, Japan — Global warming makes feeding the world harder and ...
China inflation up over higher food prices
tradearabia.com - 4/12/2014 7:01:17 AM
China's consumer inflation rate increased in March as fresh food prices jumped, but persistent deflation in the industrial sector was another signal of weak demand and slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy. The consumer price index (CPI ...
Higher food costs in India probably pushed inflation up in March
Thomson Reuters - 4/14/2014 5:57:28 PM
Wolesale prices probably rose 5.30 percent last month, faster than a 4.68 percent rise in February, according to the median forecast of a Reuters poll. Consumer ... the country. Modi says he will create a price stabilization fund to combat inflation ...
Food prices push inflation up, limit RBI's room to act
NDTV - 4/15/2014 8:16:28 AM
Higher prices for fruit, vegetables and milk pushed the annual retail inflation rate up to 8.31 per cent last month from ... But recent unseasonal hail and heavy rains in parts of the country have damaged crops and driven up food prices again.
US consumer prices rose just 0.2 percent in March
Abc Local Web - 4/15/2014 12:27:00 PM
WASHINGTON -- Lower U.S. gasoline prices kept consumer ... super-low inflation can stall economic growth. Lower prices encourage consumers to delay purchases. Extremely low inflation can also raise inflation-adjusted interest rates, thereby discouraging ...
Nigerian Inflation Accelerates in March as Food Prices Rose
Bloomberg - 4/15/2014 6:57:43 AM
as prices jumped for some foods such as fish and dairy. The consumer inflation rate rose to an annual 7.8 percent from 7.7 percent in February, the country’s National Bureau of Statistics said today in an e-mailed statement. Prices rose 0.8 percent in ...
Fix rural infrastructure, process more food
Economic Times - 4/16/2014 11:38:42 PM
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) now sets policy rates by looking at inflation based on the consumer price index (CPI ... across the entire country to moderate cereal prices. An entirely different approach is required for the rest of the food basket.
The Great Inflation Undershoot
Wall Street Journal - 4/15/2014 2:14:22 PM
Little wonder. Inflation’s been falling almost everywhere. Consumer price rises are below target across much of the developed world. Most major central banks aim for a 2% inflation rate. But they’re failing to reach it across most of Europe and in the ...
Haunted by inflation
The Hindu - 4/17/2014 6:44:01 PM
With unseasonal rains and hailstorm in parts of the country during spring ... which has now shifted to the consumer price inflation as its benchmark, will be watching closely indeed. It is logical to expect that rates will be on hold until the underlying ...