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
Global inflation slows again in July: OECD
Market Watch - 9/2/2014 6:20:32 AM
Consumer prices rose at a slower pace across most of the world's largest economies in July ... energy and food prices contributed to very low annual rates of inflation and, in a growing number of countries, to consumer prices that are lower than they ...
Inflation at Slowest in 29 Months, as Trade Swings at Surplus
The Jakarta Globe - 9/2/2014 7:46:26 AM
Inflation hasn’t been that low since hitting 3.97 percent in March 2012. Government has set its inflation target in the revised 2014 state budget at 5.5 percent, while Bank Indonesia, the country’s central bank, predicts consumer price increases at ...
The 21 Most Miserable Countries In The World
The Business Insider - 9/2/2014 8:36:32 AM
It's hard to get by when you don't have a job and the price of goods is rising. That maxim is behind the dramatically named "Misery Index," which adds together a country's unemployment and inflation rates ... countries" in the world according to this ...
South Korea inflation slows to 1.4pc in August
Business Recorder - 9/2/2014 3:28:44 AM
SEOUL: South Korea's inflation rate slowed to 1.4 percent in August, helped by stable prices of farming goods, government data showed Tuesday. The increase in the consumer price index was compared to a 1.6 percent gain in July. It was the slowest growth ...
UPDATE 1-Egypt revises up July annual inflation to 11.04 pct
Reuters - 9/1/2014 3:01:17 AM
It revised up monthly inflation to 3.51 percent from the figure of 3.11 percent published previously. Egypt's annual core consumer price inflation ... and straining the country's finances. Annual inflation reached its highest rate in nearly four years ...
Kenyan Inflation Quickens to Two-Year High on Rising Food Costs
Bloomberg - 9/1/2014 11:43:51 AM
Kenyan inflation quickened ... Bad weather has hit the country’s key growing regions for the staple dietary crop of corn, driving up the cost of food, which accounts for more than a third of the consumer-price basket. The World Bank in June lowered ...
Thailand Inflation Continues to Ease
Wall Street Journal - 9/1/2014 2:18:20 AM
BANGKOK—Thailand's consumer prices eased further for the third consecutive month in August, leading some economists to predict that the country's central bank will keep its interest rate unchanged at least for the rest of the year. The headline consumer ...
Financial Advisor Magazine - 9/2/2014 12:18:27 PM
Although inflation will happen at some point, a weak economy has kept prices in check thus far, and there are plenty of signs indicating it won’t be much of a threat in the near future. Since the financial crisis, the Consumer Price Index has risen at ...
UPDATE - Egypt revises up July annual inflation to 11.04 pct
en.aswatmasriya.com - 9/1/2014 7:11:50 AM
CAIRO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Egypt revised up its annual consumer price inflation rate to 11.04 ... deterring tourists and foreign investors and straining the country's finances. Annual inflation reached its highest rate in nearly four years in November ...
Atsu Amegashie Wades Into GSS, Inflation Controversy
Peace FM Online - 9/1/2014 10:25:06 AM
a look at the reported inflation numbers suggests that something is not right. The rate of increase ... changes in the prices of building materials because these changes ultimately have an effect on consumer goods. However, in a country like Ghana where ...
The Exaggerated Death of Inflation
PROJECT SYNDICATE - 9/2/2014 9:19:29 AM
CAMBRIDGE – Is the era of high inflation gone forever? In a world ... But a country’s long-term inflation rate is still the outcome of political choices not technocratic decisions. As the choices become more difficult, the risk to price stability ...
Kuwait: "CPI Inflation Moderates to 2.7% in July 2014"
Zawya - 9/2/2014 11:06:52 AM
The inflation rate eased slightly hitting ... tax hikes on tobacco products. The World Health Organisation had previously asked GCC countries to introduce excise taxes on tobacco products in order to raise prices and reduce consumption effectively, in ...
Japan's inflation rate at 3.3 percent in July
MENAFN - 8/30/2014 5:55:28 AM
(MENAFN) Japan's consumer prices increased ... in April, the inflation rate would be 1.3 percent, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) said, still below its 2-percent target. It was the 14th straight month of an annual inflation, in a country which had previously ...
Consumer Price Index and the Inflation Rate
The Motley Fool - 3/1/2014 3:43:32 PM
Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the Consumer Price Index ... U.S. Inflation Rate data by YCharts. While inflation hasn't been much of an issue in the U.S. in the past decade, in other parts of the world it is a major issue.
Inflation still a major concern: Jaitley
Vancouver Desi South Asian news - 8/30/2014 11:31:54 AM
“Food inflation is a concern ... adequate food stocks available in the country, it is not a cause for worry,” he said. When asked about his expectation of a policy rate cut due to improvement in consumer price index (CPI) and wholesale price index ...