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
Consumer spending rises, but inflation muted
wincountry.com - 12/6/2013 8:34:38 AM
That suggested a pick-up in consumer spending after notching its slowest pace in almost four years in the third quarter. However, inflation measures mostly retreated in October, which could worry some Fed officials. A price index for consumer ...
Consumer Inflation Views in Three Countries
frbsf.org - 11/25/2013 4:47:17 PM
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 ...
10 countries with highest inflation rate
Rediff - 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.
Controlled Inflation Gives Philippines Some Breathing Room
Wall Street Journal - 12/5/2013 12:36:12 AM
After months of undershooting the central bank’s inflation target, Philippine consumer prices returned to the target range in November and are expected to continue rising as the economy absorbs the full impact of Typhoon Haiyan and the cost of ...
World’s Biggest Pension Fund Sees Japan Fail on 2% Inflation
Bloomberg - 12/4/2013 4:04:59 AM
The Bank of Japan’s unprecedented monetary easing will fail in its goal of spurring 2 percent inflation, according to Takahiro Mitani, president of the fund that manages the world’s largest pool of pension savings. While Japan is making ...
Inflation Remains Low in Most Advanced Economies
Yahoo! Finance - 12/5/2013 3:02:22 PM
NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In October, inflation as measured by the Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) was positive in all economies compared, except for Switzerland, where prices remained stable compared to a year ago.
Eleven Countries with Soaring Inflation
Yahoo! Finance - 9/6/2013 10:51:11 AM
The country has one of the worst unemployment rates of any major economy in the world, at 25.6% ... to foster growth while somehow keeping a lid on its consumer prices. 5. Turkey > Inflation rate: 8.9% > GDP growth rate: 3.0% > Unemployment ...
Around the World, Inflation Is Falling to Levels Not Seen for Years
New York Times - 11/15/2013 11:54:19 PM
There are similar declines in many European countries ... rate to fall as low as it has. Inflation has also been falling in Europe, where the European Central Bank cut interest rates last week in response to a surprising estimate that consumer ...
Inflation Slides in Developed World
The Wall Street Journal - 6/5/2013 1:35:45 AM
The annual rate of inflation across developed economies fell to ... Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Tuesday showed consumer prices in its 34 member countries rose by 1.3% in the 12 months to April, after rising by 1.6% in the ...
The price is a blight
The Economist - 11/9/2013 10:35:32 PM
WHEN central banks adopted “quantitative easing” (printing money to buy financial assets) and other unorthodox means to buoy economies holed by the financial crisis, many feared that the result would be out-of-control inflation. Asset prices have ...
Developed Countries See Slowing Inflation
Wall Street Journal - 10/8/2013 1:55:08 PM
The annual rate of inflation ... Development on Tuesday showed consumer prices in its 34 member countries rose by 1.7% in the 12 months to August, having risen by 2.0% in the 12 months to July. If global inflation rates were to continue to ...
Money, Inflation, and Rising World Commodity Prices
cato.org - 2/27/2011 11:56:50 PM
Unfortunately for defenders of current Fed policy, inflation is accelerating around the world ... higher interest rates in those countries would attract more speculative capital, fueling asset bubbles, commodity prices, and eventually consumer price ...
UPDATE 1-Brazil's annual inflation slows slightly in November
Reuters - 12/6/2013 6:25:47 AM
Consumer prices rise ... it could reduce the pace of rate hikes after six consecutive increases. Brazil's benchmark lending rate is currently at 10 percent, the highest among the world's major economies. Stubborn inflation is just one of the ...