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
REUTERS SUMMIT-Rates and reserve requirement to tame Uruguay's inflation
Reuters - 5/21/2013 11:43:31 PM
Consumer prices in ... interest rate by 25 basis points to 9.25 percent in December and then held it there in March, when it raised marginal reserve requirements on local and foreign currency deposits. Banks in the country have to abide by ...
Canada Inflation Falls to Slowest Since 2009 on Gasoline
Bloomberg - 5/16/2013 11:56:36 PM
Canada’s annual inflation rate fell in April to its slowest in more than three years, taking it below the central bank’s target band and adding to evidence of growing slack in the world’s 11th largest economy. The consumer price index rose ...
2 Measures Of Inflation: New Update
Seeking Alpha - 5/22/2013 5:05:38 AM
Finally, policymakers examine a variety of "core" inflation measures to help identify inflation trends. The most common type of core inflation measures excludes items that tend to go up and down in price dramatically or often, like food and energy items.
Analysts predict inflation’ll remain below 9% in 2013
Punch - 5/22/2013 2:35:19 AM
of 9.1 per cent, representing 50 basis points increase from March 2013 inflation rate. The report stated, “The April CPI will have to decrease by at least 0.001 per cent from March to produce an inflation rate that is lower than 8.6 per cent reported in ...
Surprise! Inflation is too low almost everywhere on earth
Washington Post - 5/16/2013 9:47:45 PM
Prices ... inflation in the last few years makes us question if it is too low to begin with. If they had anchored expectations at 2.5 or 3 percent, they would have had more room to adjust short-term rates to help the economy before entering the ...
The U.K.’s Good Inflation/Bad Inflation Story
Wall Street Journal - 5/21/2013 2:18:00 PM
The rate of consumer price rises ... happening in the euro zone. Inflation, particularly house price inflation, is most pronounced in and around London, while deflationary wage pressures are strongest in the country’s regions.
End of HST in B.C. drives drop in inflation
The Vancouver Sun - 5/17/2013 8:27:49 PM
B.C. showed the sharpest price drop in inflation across ... listed as 14.05 with the entire country being 100. The loonie fell more than a penny against the U.S. dollar as markets read the soft report as making interest rate hikes in Canada less likely ...
Saudi inflation up in April on high food prices
MENAFN - 5/19/2013 12:25:51 PM
This project will be Africa's largest wind farm by 2014. The country plans to ... (MENAFN) The Saudi Central Department for Statistic and Information (CDSI) announced the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation report for April, reported Arab News.
Falling World Inflation No Cause for Celebration
Wall Street Journal - 5/15/2013 3:58:11 PM
Apart from a few pariah economies–Sudan, Venezuela, or Argentina–you’ll be hard pressed to find a genuine, double-digit inflation problem anywhere in the world these days. Even Hungary, which seems to live permanently on the verge of a ...
Paraguay central banker sees stable rates, tame inflation in 2013
Reuters - 5/21/2013 8:08:46 PM
Paraguay's economy is seen expanding 13 percent this year after contracting in 2012 thanks to a record soybean harvest. Corvalan told the Reuters Latin America Investment Summit that inflation will likely end this year below 5 percent.
Egypt inflation set to climb to 10.9%, says IMF
egyptindependent.com - 5/21/2013 7:11:30 PM
In 2010, Abdel Moneim Saeed, then the chairperson of state mouthpiece Al-Ahram, oversaw an outrageous bit of... This piece was written for Egypt Independent's final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We... This piece was written ...
Economics for Everyone – Inflation: Impact on the Nation
India Infoline Ltd - 5/18/2013 4:16:06 PM
The RBI Governor recently admitted that inflation in India's food prices is much higher than the country's 'tolerance limit' necessitating a comprehensive review of the situation." We anticipated some inflationary pressures but it turned out to be more ...
Canadian inflation rate falls to 0.4 per cent as gas prices tumble in April
Edmonton Journal - 5/17/2013 12:28:13 PM
OTTAWA - Canadian consumer prices rose at the slowest rate since October 2009 last month, as the annual inflation rate dipped six-tenths ... Target’s first quarter in Canada, as one of the country’s strongest retailers posted falling same-store sales ...
Economists’ Inflation Wager: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
CNBC - 5/21/2013 3:29:35 PM
An inflation hawk argues that central bank money printing will end badly with hyperinflation; the dove pours cold water on the thesis, pointing out that there is still plenty of slack in developed world economies ... above the historical trend (about ...