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
Brazil inflation set to start downward trend in January
Business Recorder - 2/4/2016 8:02:39 PM
BRASILIA: Brazil's annual inflation rate probably ... to be the country's deepest recession in more than a century. The price increases were much lower than previous bouts of hyperinflation, but still contributed to a sharp drop in consumer confidence ...
Venezuela tops world's most miserable economies for second year
Sydney Morning Herald - 2/5/2016 3:19:18 AM
Galloping inflation ... consumer price growth of 152 per cent and joblessness averaging 7.7 per cent - economists polled for the 2016 index see it remaining the unhappiest country. The ranking of 63 economies is compiled by adding a country's jobless rate ...
Brazil's Inflation Rate Grew More Than Expected
NASDAQ - 2/5/2016 7:08:22 AM
SÃ O PAULO—Brazil's consumer-price index increased ... With continued pressure from inflation, the central bank is currently keeping its benchmark Selic interest rate at an elevated level of 14.25% a year, despite the country's deep economic recession.
Inflation up, exports down
Today's Zaman - 2/5/2016 2:25:02 PM
The Consumer Price Index ... January and yearly inflation reached 9.6 percent, ranking Turkey among the top high-inflation countries. As for exports, they declined by 14.4 percent compared to January 2015. The yearly CPI increase rate was 7.2 percent ...
The world's most miserable economies
Yahoo News - 2/5/2016 12:48:59 AM
Thanks to off-the-charts inflation ... country the runaway top spot on the 2015 misery index. Also read: Top 10 worst economies in the world With no end in sight for Venezuela's economic woes — estimates in Bloomberg surveys predict consumer price ...
Stable food prices, cheaper oil, transport costs Inflation eases to 1.3% in Jan
Philstar - 2/6/2016 11:53:31 AM
The January inflation rate fell ... From a global perspective, Esguerra said the government must prepare for potential negative impacts on the economies of oil-producing countries, given the expectation of a prolonged period of low oil prices.
China data may put cat among global central bank doves
Reuters - 2/5/2016 10:14:29 AM
China, a major commodities consumer ... in the world's second-largest economy, while U.S. retail sales figures will give clues on the state of consumer confidence there. Oil prices have tumbled 70 percent since mid-2014, driving down inflation and adding ...
Why 75% drop in global oil prices isn’t reaching you
India Infoline Ltd - 2/6/2016 9:44:40 AM
India imports more than 80% of its fuel requirement, which means declining global prices should ... The direct effect of oil prices on cost of transportation of goods and thus consumer inflation has been demonstrated by research from Integrated Research ...
Price controls fuel illegal trade in Venezuela
Al JAZEERA - 2/5/2016 8:37:15 PM
The Venezuelan trade ministry says it is being corrected in the latest attempt to bring down one of the highest inflation rates in the world. But price controls have only ... Unfortunately, the only loser is the consumer." Inside Story - Has the Bolivarian ...
Bank of England votes unanimously to hold rates
CNBC - 2/4/2016 12:38:50 PM
The MPC now expects the Consumer Price Index ... The market implied rate is now for the bank rate to reach 1.1 percent by the first quarter of 2019. "Low inflation, recent weakening of wage growth, growing concerns about the global economy and the Brexit ...
Shut Up About the Inflation Rate
THE SLANT - 4/16/2014 2:06:02 PM
An extremely low interest rate can signal that investors have no faith in a country ... consumer prices sound like a blessing that holds down household costs. But when tepid inflation is associated with small wage gains, excess business capacity and soft ...
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.
The Economist online - 1/15/2015 12:30:09 PM
After falling steadily for more than three years, the median rate of annual consumer-price inflation (CPI) in high-income countries was down to 0.8% in November 2014. In 16 out of 55 rich countries, inflation rates were below 1%. Twelve countries faced ...
Namibia Doing Better Than Most Countries - Kalili
AllAfrica - 2/4/2016 2:47:41 PM
Despite the fact that many analysts have predicted a gloomy year for economic growth coupled with rising inflation and interest rates ... than most countries, even when faced with drought, as growth at home slowed down to 4 percent in a global economy ...
US Federal Reserve holds key rate unchanged
Pop & Herald - 2/6/2016 3:56:54 PM
World ... forecast consumer prices to rise 1.4 percent this year, lower than a 1.7 percent on-year increase predicted earlier and its inflation target for 2016-2018 of 2 percent. The Fed's critics had warned for years that by keeping rates so low for ...