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
REUTERS SUMMIT-Rates and reserve requirement to tame Uruguay's inflation
Reuters - 5/21/2013 11:43:31 PM
Consumer prices in the small South American country rose 8.14 percent in the 12 months through April, far outside the country's official annual target range of 4 to 6 percent. "It is the main macroeconomic problem of Uruguay," Astori told the ...
Canada Inflation Falls to Slowest Since 2009 on Gasoline
Bloomberg - 5/17/2013 1:39:48 PM
Canada’s annual inflation rate fell in April to its slowest in more than three years, taking it below the central bank’s target band and adding to evidence of growing slack in the world’s 11th ... of 1.1 percent after gains of 1.4 percent ...
Surprise! Inflation is too low almost everywhere on earth
Washington Post - 5/16/2013 9:47:45 PM
The leading economies of the industrialized nations may not have a lot in common ... prices there rose 2.8 percent over the year that ended in March, the most recent data available). The below-trend inflation is partly attributable to falling ...
The U.K.’s Good Inflation/Bad Inflation Story
Wall Street Journal - 5/21/2013 2:18:00 PM
After all, the former is good inflation and the latter’s bad inflation ... continuing a steady downward trend. So the real effect of falling inflation is the slowing pace of wage growth, which means that workers are still being squeezed ...
Canadian inflation rate falls to 0.4 per cent as gas prices tumble in April
Edmonton Journal - 5/17/2013 12:28:13 PM
On a month-to-month basis, gasoline, clothing, restaurant meals, furniture and mortgage interest costs were all lower last month than they were in March. The Bank of Canada's core inflation index, which excludes volatile items such as gasoline, just ...
Manitoba, P.E.I. tied for highest inflation in April
Winnipeg Free Press - 5/18/2013 11:22:36 AM
Statistics Canada's latest consumer price index report, released Friday, pegs Manitoba's annual inflation rate at 1.8 per cent in April. That left it tied with Prince Edward Island for the highest annual rate in the country. It was also more than four ...
UK Inflation Cools on Fall in Oil Prices
4-traders - 5/21/2013 10:50:25 AM
ONS officials attributed the slowdown to a 6.8% fall in the price of oil between March and April, dragging down gasoline and diesel prices. But the Bank of England has warned any cooling in inflation is unlikely to last ... 2.89% over the next five years.
Manitoba's inflation rate still high: report
Winnipeg Free Press - 5/17/2013 3:48:39 PM
Statistics Canada’s latest monthly consumer price index report, which was released today, pegs Manitoba’s annual inflation rate at 1.8 per cent in April. That left it tied with Prince Edward Island for the highest annual rate in the country.
Canadian Inflation Falls to Slowest Since 2009 on Gasoline (2)
Businessweek - 5/17/2013 6:04:39 PM
Canada’s annual inflation rate fell in April to its slowest in more than three years, taking it below the central bank’s target band and adding to evidence of growing slack in the world’s 11th largest economy. The consumer price index rose ...
Austrian Inflation Rate Falls to the Lowest Level Since November 2010
NASDAQ - 5/16/2013 8:47:30 AM
In European harmonized terms, Austrian consumer prices rose 2.1% on the year in April. That remains above the European Central Bank's definition of price stability, or an average annual inflation rate of just below 2% over the medium term.
US consumer prices fall 0.4 pct. on cheaper gas
The Guardian - 5/16/2013 3:35:31 PM
AP Economics Writer= WASHINGTON (AP) — A plunge in the cost of gas drove down a measure of U.S. consumer ... inflation or even deflation might push the Fed to step up its low interest-rate policies to stimulate more borrowing and spending and push prices ...
End of HST in B.C. drives drop in inflation
The Vancouver Sun - 5/17/2013 8:27:49 PM
B.C. showed the sharpest price drop in inflation across ... as 14.05 with the entire country being 100. The loonie fell more than a penny against the U.S. dollar as markets read the soft report as making interest rate hikes in Canada less ...
Ahead of the Bell: US Consumer Price Index
Businessweek - 5/16/2013 10:06:14 AM
If there were signs that inflation was picking up, the Fed might be forced to raise interest rates. Aside from sharp swings in gas prices, consumer and wholesale inflation has been mild this year. The combination of modest economic growth and ...
Inflation Bonds: To Buy or Not To Buy?
Wall Street Journal - 5/20/2013 4:39:22 AM
For now, investors remain skeptical, saying they will wait to see how the interest on these bonds stacks up against investments like bank deposits, which currently pay interest at rates between 7.5% and 9%. “Unless I’m sure I can get a ...
Despite Public Fears, European Inflation Remains Tame
Pew Research Center - 5/16/2013 3:49:50 PM
Nevertheless, majorities in six of the eight countries see rising prices as a very big problem. The Greeks were the most worried: 94% say inflation ... falling at an annual rate of 0.2%; in April, according to Eurostat, consumer prices fell ...