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
Russian Inflation Accelerates
Wall Street Journal - 3/5/2015 5:01:19 PM
MOSCOW—Russia’s inflation rate has accelerated to levels last seen in 2002, leaving the central bank with a policy conundrum as the economy slides into a recession. Hit by a rapid drop in the price of oil, Russia’s chief export, the country faces an ...
World Food Prices Extend Drop to 4-Year Low on Bigger Harvests
Bloomberg - 3/5/2015 4:11:12 PM
(Bloomberg) -- Food prices ... has cut inflation expectations in some countries. Consumer prices fell in the euro area last month and rose at the slowest pace in more than five years in China in January. The FAO raised its estimate for 2014 world grain ...
Russian inflation soars to fastest pace since 2002
Salt Lake Tribune - 3/5/2015 7:03:00 PM
Moscow • Russian inflation accelerated in February to the fastest pace in almost 13 years, complicating the prospects for deeper monetary easing in the aftermath of the country's worst currency crisis since 1998. Consumer prices rose 16.7 percent from a ...
Russia Annual Consumer Inflation Accelerates Again in February
NASDAQ - 3/5/2015 8:11:36 AM
MOSCOW--Russia's annual consumer inflation accelerated further in February, exceeding the central bank's key rate, data showed ... Moscow's ban on food imports from countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia has also spurred price growth.
January Inflation Turns Negative – Is Deflation Upon Us?
Value Walk - 3/5/2015 12:50:46 PM
That’s the lowest annual rate since late 2009/early 2010. Excluding food and energy costs, so-called “core” consumer prices rose 0.2% in January. They have also risen 1.6% in the past 12 months, closer to the Fed’s preferred 2% inflation level.
RBI cuts interest rate by 25 bps but credit goes to Jaitley, his Budget
Firstpost - 3/5/2015 3:39:35 AM
The larger share of credit for the surprise, quarter percentage point rate ... the country. What is more surprising is that Rajan himself didn’t sound very convincing until recently about a full victory over inflation. To be sure, the consumer price ...
PH inflation inched up in February
Inquirer - 3/5/2015 11:27:52 PM
MANILA, Philippines–The rate of increase in the prices ... due to the country’s strong external position,” he explained. Balisacan nonetheless warned that a prolonged dry season due to the El Niño weather disturbance “poses risk of inflation ...
India ETFs To Buy Following Second Surprise Rate Cut
Seeking Alpha - 3/5/2015 10:06:08 AM
Any deviation from the inflation target range for the three consecutive quarters would be treated as failure by the central bank. As a result, RBI has to determine the country's interest rate accordingly ... Lower oil prices and rising consumer spending ...
Consumer price data fuel deflation concerns in South Korea
The Korea Herald - 3/5/2015 2:56:38 AM
In that year, Japan's inflation ... country was already in deflation and that this condition may go on for some time. "Weak consumer price growth has already affected the overall economy," he said, urging the Bank of Korea to further lower the key interest ...
Moderate inflation in Jan-Feb over port relief, stable peso
Rappler - 3/5/2015 8:33:04 AM
Inflation is the general increase in prices of goods, while the inflation target is defined in terms of the average year-on-year change in the consumer ... world crude oil supply growth and weak global demand," Balisacan explained. For electricity rates ...
Bank Negara keeps policy rate on hold at 3.25%
The Rakyat Post - 3/5/2015 11:53:30 AM
Malaysia’s inflation in January unexpectedly eased to 1%, its lowest since 2009, but unlike its neighbours, prices are set to creep up with a consumer ... rates this year. Investors are nervous that lower fuel prices will affect the country’s current ...
India makes another surprise interest rate cut to 7.5pc
Dawn - 3/5/2015 4:01:04 AM
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) lowered the benchmark repo rate ... prices and CPI (consumer) inflation pressures having moderated significantly, there is significantly more headroom for the RBI to deliver monetary policy easing. “With world oil ...
Brazil rate hikes: Adding fuel to the fire
Money Control - 3/5/2015 12:00:40 PM
Brazilian monetary officials hiked interest rates to a six-year high on Wednesday to combat inflation and stem declines in the real, but economists say the move only tips the country closer ... very hard to clamp down price pressures, but by raising ...
Inflation threat: Brazil raises interest rates to 12.75% to curb prices
customstoday.com.pk - 3/5/2015 8:36:04 PM
BRASILIA: Inflation in Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, was at a 12-year high in February of 7.4%. The government’s target is 6.5%. Brazil’s economy had been one of the world’s fastest ... to raise the rate by 0.5 percentage points ...
Bank of England keeps rates on hold
7 News Yahoo - 3/5/2015 1:26:34 PM
For now, though, most MPC members seem content to wait and see how far inflation falls before considering a rate hike. Last month's quarterly economic forecasts from the Bank indicated that consumer price inflation is likely to turn negative for the first ...