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
Cheaper energy prices in April churn out weakest inflation rate since 2013
Canadian Business - 5/22/2015 3:57:26 PM
OTTAWA – The weight of low energy prices slowed the country’s annual ... Canada’s latest consumer price index found that cheaper year-over-year energy prices were among the biggest factors behind the slower inflation rate, as prices rose in seven ...
Low energy prices keep inflation at 0.8%
The Star - 5/22/2015 1:05:38 PM
OTTAWA — The country ... inflation reading, which was released less than a week before the Bank of Canada’s next scheduled interest-rate announcement, was much lower than the 1.2 per cent increase in March. Statistics Canada’s latest consumer price ...
US consumer prices ticking up as Fed weighs first rate hike
Greenwich Time - 5/22/2015 4:47:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Core consumer ... rate of 2.6 percent over the past three months — the fastest pace in four years. Paul Ashcroft, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said while overall inflation still remains very low, the trend in core prices ...
US consumer prices up in April for third month, paving way for Fed to raise rates this year
Lethbridge Herald - 5/22/2015 4:40:23 PM
WASHINGTON – Core consumer ... rate of 2.6 per cent over the past three months – the fastest pace in four years. Paul Ashcroft, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said while overall inflation still remains very low, the trend in core prices ...
U.S. consumer prices soft, underlying inflation pushes up
Webindia 123 - 5/22/2015 2:53:01 PM
U.S. consumer pricesmoderated in April on weak gasoline prices, but rising shelterand medical care costs boosted underlying inflation pressures,which should keep the Federal Reserve on course to raiseinterest rates later this year.The Labor Department said ...
Yellen: First Rate Hike Could Come This Year
Fox Business - 5/22/2015 7:39:21 PM
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday interest rates ... prices no longer declining, and with the public’s expectations of future inflation apparently stable, my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) and I believe that consumer ...
Inflation rate drops in Manitoba, but still third-highest in Canada
Winnipeg Free Press - 5/22/2015 3:28:48 PM
Inflationary pressures are easing in Manitoba, according to new consumer price ... annual inflation rate dropped to 0.9 per cent in April from 1.2 per cent in March. But even at that low level, it was still the third highest annual rate in the country ...
US consumer prices up a slight 0.1 percent in April
The Tampa Tribune - 5/22/2015 1:34:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices ... to clients. Inflation pressures have been well contained since the recession despite strong gains in employment over the past year. That has given the Federal Reserve the leeway to keep interest rates at a ...
US stocks mostly unchanged on lower oil, higher inflation
The Miami Herald - 5/22/2015 6:56:24 PM
U.S. stocks were mostly unchanged in afternoon trading Friday as energy companies fell along with the price ... rate from the near-zero level where it has been for more than six years. Consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent from the previous month. Core ...
UPDATE 1-Brazil's annual inflation remains at 11-year high in mid-May
Reuters - 5/22/2015 12:44:10 PM
Consumer prices as measured ... intent on lowering inflation expectations even further, is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate in early June from the current 13.25 percent, one of the highest in the world. High inflation has dented consumer ...
Canadian consumers cashing in on weak inflation
National Post - 5/22/2015 3:35:58 PM
Most economists had thought last month’s consumer price index would ease to a year-over-year rate of one per ... “Canadian inflation continues to slide on cheaper energy prices,” said economist Nick Exarhos at CIBC World Markets.
Sri Lanka maintain rates as inflation seen at low levels
CountingPips - 5/22/2015 4:26:04 PM
will improve the country’s balance of payments during the year. Sri Lanka’s consumer price inflation rate was steady at 0.1 percent in April and March, well below the bank’s target of 3.0 to 5.0 percent, reflecting a downward revision in energy ...
April Prices and Paychecks Tick Up in Tandem
US News and World Report - 5/22/2015 1:41:26 PM
U.S. workers would have made slightly more money in April than they did in March, but a modest uptick in consumer prices ... to do about the country's near-zero interest rates. An earnings uptick that was much larger and price inflation that was slightly ...
UK inflation turns negative for first time in decades
Arab News - 5/20/2015 10:44:51 AM
LONDON: Britain’s annual rate of consumer price inflation fell below zero for the first time in more than half a century, official figures showed, though Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said the dip was likely to be brief. British finance minister ...
UK inflation negative for first time since 1960; BoE says temporary
Reuters - 5/20/2015 6:34:18 AM
British finance minister George Osborne also said the drop did not amount to "damaging deflation", referring to a spiral of falling prices that hurt the economy. The Office for National Statistics said consumer ... fall in inflation around the world ...