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
Japan consumer inflation eases in June
Business Recorder - 7/25/2014 7:42:35 AM
The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has set an ambitious 2.0 percent inflation target for next year as part of a wider government push to conquer years of debilitating deflation. The plan has shown signs of working as the inflation rate ... Japan's core consumer ...
Russia lifts key interest rate to stem inflation, support currency amid concerns over Ukraine
FOX News - 7/25/2014 10:48:42 AM
MOSCOW – Russia's central bank has unexpectedly raised its key interest rate in a bid to stem inflation and support the currency as the country faces increasing ... push down the Russian ruble, fueling consumer price inflation. Higher rates tend to ...
Ron Insana: 'Inflation About to Fall Hard'
Money News - 7/24/2014 7:36:36 AM
With consumer ... crops around the world, Insana notes. Natural gas prices also have dropped, to $3.76 per thousand BTUs Wednesday. "Power bills are likely to fall this summer," he says. A flattening yield curve also signals inflation is under control ...
A Long-Term Look at Inflation
Financial Sense - 7/24/2014 6:39:20 AM
The July Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released this morning puts the June year-over-year inflation rate at 2.07%, fractionally off last month's 2.13% 19-month high, but well below the 3.88% average since the end of the Second World War ...
Japan consumer inflation eases in June as weak yen impact fades
Win 98.5 - 7/24/2014 11:57:17 PM
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's core consumer inflation eased slightly ... June exports cloud the outlook for the world's third-largest economy. The BOJ argues that tighter labor markets will nudge up wages and support prices, but it is uncertain whether ...
Inflation is about to fall—and fall hard
CNBC - 7/23/2014 5:17:37 PM
I will make a bet with this country's leading inflationistas ... or a couple bushels of wheat, that inflation is about to fall, and fall hard. While recent measures of inflation — from producer prices and consumer prices to the PCE deflator (the Federal ...
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 ... 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. Venezuela is a prime example: The value of the country's ...
2 Measures Of Inflation And Fed Policy
investing.com - 7/24/2014 5:06:17 AM
The annualized rate of change is calculated to two decimal places for more precision in the side-by-side comparison with the PCE Price Index. The BLS's Consumer Price Index for June shows core inflation ... In the real world we can't exclude food and ...
10 countries with highest inflation rate
Rediff India Abroad - 4/5/2011 5:19:12 AM
With prices of commodities ... experiencing the full impact of inflation. The entire world - from a rich nation like the United States to one of the poorest countries, Congo - is trying to bring soaring inflation rates under control.
Brazil Signals Rate Unlikely to Fall as Prices Persist
Bloomberg - 7/24/2014 1:34:31 PM
Brazil’s central bank signaled it is unlikely to follow regional peers in cutting interest rates as above-target inflation persists ... range since Rousseff took office in January 2011. Consumer price increases will reach 6.6 percent in the third ...
WORLD INFLATION WOES
New York Times - 3/28/1981 11:53:19 PM
As in the developed world, a strong dependence on oil imports and a growing industrial base tend to exacerbate inflation. Among developing countries, the Asian group fared the best as consumer prices rose at a 14.5 percent annual rate. Prices among five ...
Iran's inflation rate much improved
Payvand Iran News - 7/28/2014 1:22:37 PM
Although the 25.4 percent inflation rate is high, it shows great improvement compared to when the Rohani administration took power last year, when inflation was pegged at 45 percent. The Minister of Economics and Finance said last month that the inflation ...
Consumer Inflation Views in Three Countries
econintersect.com - 11/26/2013 2:27:06 AM
But U.S., British, and Japanese consumers expect inflation to be higher. Data suggest that consumers in these countries ... the level of oil prices, not the rate of change as economic theory would suggest. These two characteristics of consumer inflation ...