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
World Cup to kick up prices in inflation-weary Brazil
Thomson Reuters - 4/21/2014 11:15:28 AM
Those three areas account for about a tenth of the weighting of Brazil's benchmark IPCA consumer price gauge. That could spell trouble for President Dilma Rousseff as the inflation rate ... countries tend to see rising prices when they host the World ...
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 ...
Why Europe should cut taxes – not engineer inflation
CITY A.M. - 4/22/2014 8:18:18 PM
CONSUMER prices in ... the same period, inflation was negative in a further seven European countries, including Greece, Portugal and Spain. In eight other countries, inflation was still positive but very low, running at an annual rate of less than 0.5 ...
Indian Inflation Could Flare Up Again With Food Prices
Wall Street Journal - 4/23/2014 7:52:39 AM
Just when India’s inflation seemed to be under control a spate of bad weather is threatening to send food prices up again. Food-price inflation rates had come down sharply ... Higher food inflation will push up overall consumer inflation to about 8.7% ...
Australian dollar falls as inflation rate soft at 2.9pc
The Australian - 4/23/2014 5:08:01 AM
RESERVE Bank of Australia officials are breathing a sigh of relief today after the country’s ... Australia’s annual inflation rate has increased to 2.9 per cent, near the top of the Reserve Bank’s target range, but consumer prices rose only 0.6 ...
UAE inflation hits highest level since 2010
Gulf News - 4/16/2014 1:30:14 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 ...
Price rises fuel Reserve Bank dilemma on interest rate
Sydney Morning Herald - 4/22/2014 7:06:43 PM
The forecast increase in consumer ... inflation data show increases or decreases. It has said that tradeables inflation - goods that have prices determined on world markets - may have been boosted by a faster than expected impact of a weakening exchange ...
Brazil’s Mid-April Consumer Prices Rose Less Than Forecast
Bloomberg - 4/17/2014 12:24:38 PM
Brazil’s consumer ... rates in the world’s second-biggest emerging market. President Dilma Rousseff’s popularity has declined as inflation accelerates and growth slows. The worst drought in at least 40 years has caused a spike in food prices ...
India's March consumer price index inflation quickens to 8.31 per cent
Times of India - 4/15/2014 2:14:22 PM
Would it have done so if those countries ... Retail inflation in March inched up to 8.31 per cent from 8.03 in February, mainly on account of a rise in fruit and vegetable prices. "Provisional annual inflation rate based on all India general consumer ...
US consumer prices up slightly in March; cheaper gasoline blunts impact of higher food costs
brandonsun.com - 4/15/2014 5:41:58 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 ...
We should all be thrilled about higher prices
Market Watch - 4/16/2014 10:31:17 AM
In some corners of the blogosphere, that was seen as a warning that inflation is accelerating, something that could lead to a correction in stocks. Baloney. Sure, the fact that the Consumer Price ... rate can signal that investors have no faith in a ...
Australia’s Slowing Inflation Restrains Rate-Rise Bets: Economy
Bloomberg - 4/23/2014 3:27:48 AM
The consumer price index advanced 0.6 percent from ... Co. in announcing plans to quit manufacturing in the country. Today’s inflation “data give the RBA the confirmation it needs to keep rates low,” Katrina Ell, an economist at Moody’s Analytics ...
Sask. inflation rate up 2.8% in March
StarPhoenix - 4/19/2014 7:21:36 AM
Saskatchewan's inflation rate rose 2.8 per cent in March from the previous year, the thirdhighest increase in the country ... of the loonie," Elliott said. Grocery prices, which make up about 25 per cent of consumer spending, increased 3.4 per cent ...
Developed Country Outlook Stays Positive, Emerging Economies Face Headwinds
news.morningstar.com - 4/22/2014 7:42:31 PM
Labor markets in both countries saw renewed ... its asset purchases at a measured rate. The Bank of Canada maintained its benchmark rate unchanged at 1% during the quarter as inflation remains well contained. Consumer price inflation slowed to 1.1% in ...
Inflation figures give RBA, Hockey and markets breathing room
queenslandcountrylife.com.au - 4/23/2014 7:09:42 AM
The March quarter consumer price index result ... up the relief over the news. If inflation had run as strongly as expected in the March quarter, it would have increased speculation that the Reserve Bank's next interest rate move would be upwards.