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
Pound Falls Versus Dollar Before Consumer-Price Inflation Data
Businessweek - 6/18/2013 6:38:17 PM
The pound weakened versus the dollar before a report economists said will show consumer-price inflation in the U.K. accelerated last month ... the Office for National Statistics in London will say today, according to the median prediction ...
Consumer Prices in U.S. Increased Less Than Forecast in May
Businessweek - 6/18/2013 11:35:57 AM
The cost of living in the U.S. rose less than forecast in May, restrained by the first drop in food prices in almost four years and signaling inflation remains under control. The consumer price index was up 0.1 percent after falling 0.4 percent ...
US consumer prices rise just 0.1 pct. in May
Associated Press - 6/18/2013 3:32:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer ... rates and encourage more borrowing, investing and spending. If inflation were to fall too low, the Fed might be inclined to avoid pulling back on its stimulus. But economists said the small gain in prices last month ...
Ahead of the Bell: US Consumer Prices
US News and World Report - 6/18/2013 8:22:41 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. consumer prices likely ticked ... to keep the short-term interest rate it controls at a record low near zero until the unemployment rate falls below 6.5 percent, provided inflation remains under control.
2 Measures Of Inflation: Headline And Core Below Fed Target
Seeking Alpha - 6/18/2013 4:50:55 PM
Note from dshort: I've updated the accompanying charts with the latest Consumer Price Index data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The annualized rate of change is calculated to two decimal places for more precision in the side-by-side comparison with ...
Consumer prices tick up, but less than expected
The Morning Call - 6/18/2013 2:56:23 PM
WASHINGTON - The cost of living rose less than forecast in May, restrained by the first drop in food prices in almost four years and signaling inflation remains under control. The consumer price index was ... beef and other commodity costs ...
Venezuela Inflation Rises at Fastest Rate Under New Index
The Wall Street Journal - 6/7/2013 11:41:50 AM
CARACAS--Venezuela's chronically high inflation rate jumped 6.1% in May--the largest monthly leap since the country adopted a new consumer price index in 2008--underscoring the economic challenges faced by the new administration of President ...
Our Inflation Problem
Daily Finance - 6/18/2013 8:54:18 PM
Inflation isn't too high. The problem is that it's too low. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that consumer prices, less energy and food, rose last month by only 0.2% compared to April. On a year-over-year basis, the growth rate came ...
Inflation leaves savers out of pocket: Huge rise in airfares blamed for soaring cost of living
Daily Mail - 6/19/2013 12:36:12 AM
Stubbornly high inflation was worse than City expectations for a 2.6 per cent rise in prices, and is expected to peak around 3 per cent over the next few months to ensure a summer of pain for households ... as higher gas, electricity and ...
Bank of Ghana Plans Rate Rise If Fuel Costs Weigh on Inflation
Bloomberg - 6/18/2013 4:22:17 PM
Ghana’s central bank is prepared to raise its key lending rate if an increase in fuel prices after the removal of subsidies adds pressure on inflation in West Africa’s second-biggest economy. Ghana raised gasoline prices by 3 percent on June ...
US consumer prices rise just 0.1 percent in May
The Oakland Press - 6/18/2013 2:56:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose slightly ... plans to keep the short-term interest rate it controls at a record low near zero until the unemployment rate falls below 6.5 percent, provided inflation remains under control.
Canadian Bonds Lower as U.S. Inflation Shows Slight Increase
The Wall Street Journal - 6/18/2013 3:53:39 PM
TORONTO--Canadian bonds were lower Tuesday, moving in tandem with their U.S. counterparts, as the latest reading of U.S. inflation showed consumer prices ... rate in the foreseeable future," said Andrew Grantham, economist at CIBC World Markets.
Stubborn retail inflation may spoil rate cut hopes
Reuters Group PLC - 6/11/2013 10:25:31 AM
comments which markets interpreted as lessening the chance of a fourth straight rate cut at the bank's policy meeting on Monday. "Retail inflation, as measured by consumer price index is still high," Subbarao said on May 30. Policymakers are ...
RPT-Easing inflation fails to bolster India rate cut hopes as Asian markets swoon
Reuters Group PLC - 6/18/2013 10:17:13 AM
Yet India faces its own unique challenges, given consumer ... for a rate cut on Monday." India's wholesale price index rose by a slightly less-than-expected 4.7 percent in May from a year earlier, according to data on Friday, showing inflation ...
India's stubborn retail inflation may spoil rate cut hopes
GlobalPost - 6/11/2013 11:37:06 AM
comments which markets interpreted as lessening the chance of a fourth straight rate cut at the bank's policy meeting on Monday. "Retail inflation, as measured by consumer price index is still high," Subbarao said on May 30. Policymakers are also worried ...