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
Australian inflation gives RBA room to keep rates low
MSN Philippines News - 7/23/2014 5:43:16 AM
Australian inflation came in at 0.5 percent in the three months to June, official figures showed Wednesday, giving the country's central bank room to keep interest rates at a record-low to support the economy. The consumer price index (CPI) had lifted 0.6 ...
Inflation Came In Low Again, But Are There Bubbles?
NPR News - 7/22/2014 4:28:41 PM
When store prices are rising rapidly, policymakers start pushing interest rates higher, too. But for the moment, at least, inflation appears mild enough to keep interest rates low for a long while. The Labor Department said Tuesday that its consumer price ...
Inflation hike won't trigger rate rise
7 News Yahoo - 7/23/2014 2:01:21 AM
Inflation ... consumer prices rose by 0.5 per cent in the June quarter to be 3 per cent higher over the past year. In Perth, prices jumped by 0.8 per cent in the quarter to be equal with Darwin in having the highest annual inflation rate in the country ...
U.S. inflation took a breather in June
CBS News - 7/22/2014 12:32:28 PM
WASHINGTON U.S. inflation ... "World oil prices were relatively elevated in June since there were significant fears that the turmoil in Northern Iraq would spread to the southern parts of that country," said Chris G. Christopher Jr., director of consumer ...
Manitoba's inflation rate second-lowest in country
Winnipeg Free Press - 7/18/2014 2:24:35 PM
Manitoba’s annual inflation rate dropped to one of the lowest levels in the country — 1.9 per cent — in ... while Ontario has the highest at 3.0 per cent. Some of the consumer goods that have dropped in price over the past 12 months in Manitoba ...
BSP: Consumer prices not seen to rise after ‘Glenda’
Inquirer - 7/20/2014 7:15:42 PM
MANILA, Philippines–Typhoon Glenda is not expected to cause consumer prices to ... he said. Inflation for June remained at 4.4 percent, although slower than May’s 4.5 percent, due mainly to the tight supply of food in the country as a result of the ...
Consumer Prices in U.S. Climb on Jump in Gasoline Costs
Bloomberg - 7/22/2014 12:46:47 PM
The data bolster Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s view that a recent pickup in inflation was temporary and that the world’s largest economy would rebound from a first-quarter slump. That means the central bank can keep interest rates low well into ...
Canada Inflation Rises Faster Than Expected in June
Wall Street Journal - 7/18/2014 12:51:32 PM
The data showed a continued uptick in consumer prices seen in recent months and could make it more difficult for the Bank of Canada to maintain its recent assertion that the spike in the country's inflation is temporary. In its interest-rate decision ...
Saskatchewan inflation rate up 2.2% in June
Leader Post - 7/18/2014 2:24:35 PM
REGINA — The inflation rate in Saskatchewan jumped 2.2 per cent in June over the same period last year, Statistics Canada said Friday. While Saskatchewan saw the biggest increase in inflation in Western Canada in June, the hike in the consumer price ...
Euro zone June inflation unchanged at low levels as expected
Reuters - 7/17/2014 9:46:36 AM
Consumer prices in the 18 countries using the euro rose 0.1 percent on the month in June for a 0.5 percent year-on-year gain -- the same annual inflation rate as in May, data from the European Union's statistics office Eurostat showed. The annual rate is ...
'Burrito inflation': Food industry hiking menu prices
WPTV - 7/21/2014 5:05:40 PM
Coincidentally, the government will release a report on June consumer price inflation on Tuesday ... A severe drought in Brazil, one of the biggest coffee producers in the world, has driven wholesale prices through the roof this year.
Inflation rate up 2.2% in June
StarPhoenix - 7/19/2014 6:38:07 AM
The inflation rate in Saskatchewan jumped 2.2 per cent in June over the same period last year, Statistics Canada said Friday. While Saskatchewan saw the biggest increase in inflation in Western Canada in June, the hike in the consumer price index (CPI ...
UPDATE 2-Brazil's inflation slows in mid-July, but remains high
Reuters - 7/22/2014 10:16:28 AM
and forecasts consumer prices will start to ease more sharply only next year. The World Cup, which ended of July 13, had a mixed impact on inflation. On the one hand, hotel rates jumped 28.6 percent. But airfares retreated after the beginning of the ...
US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June
Atlanta Journal Constitution - 7/22/2014 12:11:00 PM
"World oil prices were relatively elevated in June since there were significant fears that the turmoil in Northern Iraq would spread to the southern parts of that country ... to keep interest rates exceptionally low as long as inflation does not show ...
Australian Inflation Muddies Rate Cut Scenario
The Wall Street Journal - 7/23/2014 7:02:00 AM
Last year, Australia’s central bank cut rates to ... the picture. Consumer prices rose 0.5% in the second quarter from the first and were up 3.0% from a year earlier, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Wednesday. Core inflation, which strips ...