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, 2014See also: Inflation rate (consumer prices) map
What Is Inflation? Is It Overstated? Then Why Has It Been So Low For So Long?
Seeking Alpha - 8/23/2016 12:43:51 PM
Mild inflation (2% or so) is desirable but higher one (3% or more) must be watched. Hyperinflation ruins every country ... general price index is most convenient, [but] no single widely accepted measure exists… [T]he rate of change in the consumer ...
Why Gauging Inflation Is So Hard
bloomberg.com - 8/23/2016 3:57:07 PM
Why some prices are rising at twice the median rate of general inflation is worth delving into. Look at the chart below: it show specific categories of goods and services versus the entire basket of goods and services that makes up the consumer price index.
Argentine cenbank cuts key interest rate, cites lower inflation
Reuters - 8/23/2016 7:07:24 AM
The rate cut was a sign that inflation is falling enough to allow policymakers to focus less on keeping a lid on consumer prices and more on resuscitating ... expected at 40.2 percent in 2016, one of the world's highest rates, and 19.4 percent in 2017 ...
South Africa: Consumer Inflation Drops
AllAfrica - 8/24/2016 9:07:54 AM
Statistics South Africa on Wednesday announced that the country's consumer price index (CPI) was 6.0% in July 2016 ... 5,8% in June). Provincial annual inflation rates ranged from 4.8% in Northern Cape to 7.9% in Limpopo. Overberg Asset Management said ...
Malaysia July inflation at 1.1% rises at slowest pace in more than a year
asia.nikkei.com - 8/24/2016 6:08:57 AM
The consumer price index -- Malaysia's primary gauge for inflation - rose 1.1% in July from ... that the central bank will keep the policy interest rate steady at 3.00% this year unless the global economy weakens further. "We opine that domestic demand ...
Inflation slows to 6%‚ but interest rate hikes can’t be ruled out: bank
Times Media Group - 8/24/2016 10:48:07 AM
The deceleration of consumer inflation to 6% in July from 6.3% in June — marginally lower than the consensus forecast of a slowdown to 6/1% — “stemmed mainly from a lower electricity price ... rate trajectory include whether the country’s credit ...
GST rate on processed foods should be low or zero: CII
Financial Express - 8/24/2016 11:38:14 AM
The rate ... the world have lower tax on lot of foods, while their inflation is within 2 percent. Thus India being country with inflation level of 6 percent could not afford to have higher GST for food items which constitutes major portion of Consumer ...
Brazil inflation seen steady in mid-August on high food prices
investing.com - 8/22/2016 9:13:16 PM
Consumer prices ... been to keep interest rates at their highest in a decade, at 14.25 percent, even as the country struggles with its most severe recession in probably more than a century. "A hiccup in food prices has pressured inflation in the last ...
Top 10 Countries by Inflation Rate Consumer Prices
Jagran Josh - 9/21/2011 11:55:54 PM
Following is the list of Top 10 Countries by Inflation Rate (Consumer Prices) as per CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) latest fact report. S.No. Country Inflation Rate (Consumer Price) in Percentage 1 Syria 59.1 2 Venezuela 56.2 3 Iran 42.3 4 Malawi 26.9
South Africa inflation rate drops to 2016 low in July, central bank likely to snap rate hikes
econotimes.com - 8/24/2016 9:15:04 AM
Consumer prices ... country. The Monetary Policy Committee, which left borrowing costs unchanged at its past two meetings, forecasts inflation will peak at 7.1 percent in the last quarter of the year. The MPC has raised its benchmark repurchase rate ...
Malawi’s inflation continue to rise
malawi24.com - 8/23/2016 5:27:11 AM
The country’s rate of inflation made a familiar movement in July as it jumped to 23.5 percent from 22.6 percent in June as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), the National Statistical Office (NSO) says. Inflation is calculated using CPI – which ...
Consumer Price Index and the Inflation Rate
The Motley Fool - 3/1/2014 3:43:32 PM
While it may not be the best measure of the inflation rate, the consumer price index is tied to ... in other parts of the world it is a major issue. Venezuela is a prime example: The value of the country's currency is spiraling downward.
Risks Linger as Global Hunt for Yield Pumps Up Stocks That Act Like Bonds
The Wall Street Journal Blogs - 8/22/2016 5:17:03 PM
Companies in sectors that usually provide reliable, and even rising dividends have seen their share prices driven ... In the case of consumer staples giants in the developed world, that explanation is less likely. But low interest rates makes those stocks ...
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 ...
Bonds, stocks, rupee drop as choice of Patel for RBI dims rate cut hopes
The Hindu - 8/22/2016 11:00:38 PM
Bond prices ... inflation with a tolerance band of plus, minus 2 percentage points. CPI (Consumer Price Index)-based price gains accelerated to 6.07 per cent in July. Against this background, market participants are not expecting any immediate interest ...