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
US Consumer Prices Rose 0.1 Percent in September
ABC News - 10/22/2014 8:27:21 AM
U.S. consumer ... overall and core prices are up 1.7 percent. The increases are well below the 2 percent target for inflation set by the Federal Reserve. The modest inflationary pressures have allowed the central bank to keep interest rates at record ...
Australia third quarter inflation cools, gives RBA room to hold rates at record low
Reuters - 10/21/2014 9:57:25 PM
Official figures released on Wednesday by the Bureau of Statistics showed the RBA's favored "trimmed mean" measure of the consumer price ... Underpinning inflation were price increases for fruit, home purchase costs and property rates, official figures ...
You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign?
NPR News - 10/23/2014 2:45:33 PM
All over the world, central bankers and policymakers are trying to stimulate growth to keep prices from falling further. In this country, the Federal Reserve, which sets the direction of interest rates, wants to see the inflation rate hold steady at 2 percent.
Soft Australian inflation supports low interest rates
Business Recorder - 10/22/2014 4:38:17 AM
SYDNEY, Oct 22, 2014 (AFP) - Australian consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in the three months to September, official figures showed Wednesday, as the annual rate of inflation eased after the removal of a controversial carbon tax. The increase in the ...
AUD/USD Exchange Rate Firms as Inflation Rises More Than Forecast
audnews.com.au - 10/22/2014 8:27:21 AM
Official data released earlier showed that Australia’s rate of Consumer Price Inflation (CPI ... Dollar could soften further later in the session if the latest inflation data out of the country comes in below economist expectations.
Tame inflation means Fed can keep rates low
Columbia Daily Tribune - 10/23/2014 12:29:33 PM
The consumer price index climbed 0.1 percent ... also are among those keeping a lid on charges. With inflation falling short of the Fed’s goal, policymakers need not rush to raise rates even as the world’s largest economy shows no sign of succumbing ...
Carbon tax repeal eases consumer price rises
7 News Yahoo - 10/22/2014 1:17:51 AM
Overall, consumer prices rose 0.5 per cent in the quarter and 2.3 per cent for the year to the end of September, down from the annual inflation rate of 3 per cent recorded in the June reading. Economist forecasts had centred on a quarterly rise of 0.4 per ...
Qatar- Inflation rate expected to touch 5.5pc
MENAFN - 10/23/2014 10:42:10 AM
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar's inflation rate in 2014 is expected to touch 5.5 percent due ... and housing rent being a significant component of the Consumer Price Index, inflation is likely to increase further due to some additional factors such as ...
UPDATE 1-Brazil's mid-October inflation remains above target ahead of election
Reuters - 10/21/2014 5:03:56 PM
Consumer prices rose 6.62 percent in the 12 months through mid-October, according to the IPCA-15 price index released on Tuesday by statistics agency IBGE. The inflation rate was slightly ... sensitive issue in a country traumatized by runaway prices ...
Show me the money : RBI is targeting inflation at the cost of growth
The Times of India Blogs - 10/21/2014 6:34:00 AM
But on August 5, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan surprised the country by announcing ... on the back of declining world commodity prices. Crisil’s core rate of inflation is therefore higher, but only by 0.2%. So why has the consumer price inflation rate ...
Falling inflation presents problem for Fed
Washington Examiner - 10/23/2014 4:58:35 AM
The Federal Reserve's plans for lifting short-term interest rates from zero for ... table at this point.” Annual inflation stood at 1.7 percent in September, down from 2.1 percent in June, according to the Consumer Price Index released Wednesday by ...
The Great Inflation Lie
dailyreckoning.com.au - 10/22/2014 5:28:24 AM
Bullard is worried about too little inflation. Instead of going up 2% a year — by the official tally — consumer prices ... Would that be price stability? Of course not. Price stability increases as the inflation rate approaches zero, not the other ...
Poloz May Stay Neutral With Canada Inflation on Target
Bloomberg - 10/22/2014 3:55:20 AM
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz has all the ammunition he needs to keep a neutral stance on interest rates as he balances the risks to inflation ... prices. Recent indicators have suggested weakness. Statistics Canada reports have shown the country ...
These Inflation Numbers Might Shock You
Daily Wealth - 10/22/2014 11:54:57 AM
Remember, a long-term comfortable level of inflation is about 2%. But there are a few ways to measure it. The most popular measure is the core Consumer Price Index (CPI), which ... Consumers won't be rocked by high interest rates. P.S. Did you know ...