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
Eurozone Inflation Down Again but ECB Seen on Hold
ABC News - 7/31/2014 12:28:57 PM
The inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone dropped again in July ... "There is undeniably a very real risk that eurozone consumer price inflation could go lower still ... barring an appreciable rise in oil and gas prices resulting from geopolitical ...
Falling prices on radar as euro inflation drops again
Reuters - 7/31/2014 5:19:27 AM
Consumer prices rose at their lowest annual rate ... By country, Spain saw annual deflation of 0.3 percent in July, after the economy roared ahead in the three months to June at its fastest pace since before the financial crisis. In Germany, inflation ...
U.S. consumer spending rises, inflation pressures muted
Win 98.5 - 8/1/2014 8:38:42 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending rose for a fifth straight month in June, but a moderation in price increases suggested the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates anytime ... When adjusted for inflation, consumer spending increased ...
Eurozone inflation drops further to 0.4%, lowest in five years
Gulf News - 7/31/2014 1:54:51 PM
Brussels: The inflation rate in the 18 ... when the world economy was hit by a raging financial crisis that caused severe recessions. Low inflation is a worry because it can lead to deflation, in which falling prices choke off growth.
OECD annual inflation stable at 2.1% in June 2014
Press Release Point - 7/30/2014 3:54:44 AM
29/07/2014 - Consumer ... annual inflation rate was also broadly stable at 1.9% in June. The broad stability in overall inflation however masks diverging patterns across countries, driven in part by different movements in energy and food prices, which ...
Inflation Remains Mixed Across Euro Area, Declines in U.S. and Japan
Yahoo Finance - 7/31/2014 1:54:51 PM
NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In June 2014, annual inflation as measured by the Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) declined in the U.S. and Japan, but was mixed across Euro Area countries ... range of inflation rates among member states ...
Zambia: Inflation Rises 0.1 Percent
AllAfrica - 8/1/2014 5:25:26 AM
Central Statistics Office (CSO) director John Kalumbi said the annual rate of inflation as measured by the all items Consumer Price Index (CPI ... He also said that the country recorded a trade surplus valued at K47.7 million in June 2014 from a trade ...
Annual Inflation in G-20 Fell in June
NASDAQ - 7/29/2014 10:43:57 AM
Consumer ... most of the world's largest economies in June, while falling food and steady energy prices left Europe alone in confronting very low inflation. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Tuesday said the annual rate of inflation ...
Inflation slips to lowest since 2009 for Eurozone
CITY A.M. - 8/1/2014 12:46:15 AM
INFLATION weakened even further in the Eurozone during July, dropping to just 0.4 per cent, the lowest level since the aftermath of the financial crisis. The consumer price ... not indicate the price growth of each individual country, but Italy and Spain ...
Not just Argentina: 11 countries near bankruptcy
USA Today - 8/1/2014 1:14:53 AM
After failing to come to an agreement with creditors from its previous default in 2001, the country missed ... Argentina's inflation rates are likely much higher than reported by government statistics on consumer prices, which were long considered highly ...
Lowest euro zone inflation in 5 years leaves euro weak
Economic Times - 7/31/2014 12:21:48 PM
LONDON: The euro hovered near a nine-month trough against the dollar on Thursday after data showed euro zone inflation falling to its lowest since the height of the financial crisis five years ago. Consumer prices in the 18 countries sharing the single ...
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 ...
Eurozone inflation drops in July to near five-year low
Times of Malta - 8/1/2014 5:32:35 AM
Eurozone inflation fell in July to its lowest level since the height of the financial crisis nearly five years ago, data showed yesterday, highlighting deflation risks on the European Central Bank’s radar. Consumer prices in the 18 countries sharing the ...
Euro inflation slips into ‘danger zone’
KhaleejTimes - 7/31/2014 7:31:17 PM
The inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone dropped again in July ... “There is undeniably a very real risk that eurozone consumer price inflation could go lower still ... barring an appreciable rise in oil and gas prices resulting from geopolitical ...
Inflation protection — better to be safe, not sorry
Pensions & Investments - 7/31/2014 12:43:16 PM
For investors looking to reduce risk after the runup of equities in their portfolios, considering such inflation insurance could well be an attractive proposition. The threats to the world are ... producing countries, a spike in oil prices and a rise ...