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
Consumer Prices in U.S. Increased Less Than Forecast in May
Businessweek - 6/18/2013 11:35:57 AM
“We don’t’ really have an inflation issue in this country ... rate is at 7.6 percent, meaning the Fed is falling short of its mandate to keep prices stable and maximize employment. For the 12 months that ended in May, consumer prices ...
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 ... than four months against the dollar. The annual inflation rate climbed to 2.6 percent in May from 2.4 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 - 6/19/2013 7:17:04 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.
Consumer prices tick up, but less than expected
The Morning Call - 6/18/2013 2:56:23 PM
"We don't' really have an inflation issue in this country ... for a 3 / 8 950,000 rate. Applications to build one-family homes increased 1.3 percent to a 622,000 pace, the most since May 2008. Estimates for consumer prices in the Bloomberg ...
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 ...
Gross Says Markets Misinterpreting Bernanke on Inflation
Bloomberg - 6/19/2013 8:38:48 PM
Pacific Investment Management Co.’s Bill Gross, manager of the world’s biggest mutual fund, said investors who are selling Treasuries on expectations that the Federal Reserve will scale back its accommodative policy are missing the influence ...
2 Measures Of Inflation: Headline And Core Below Fed Target
Seeking Alpha - 6/18/2013 4:50:55 PM
The annualized rate of change is calculated to two decimal places for ... people are angered by the exclusion of food and energy from core measures of inflation. The chart of gasoline prices below is based on the latest weekly data from the Energy ...
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 ...
May CPI inflation surprises
iafrica - 6/19/2013 9:40:14 AM
SA’s consumer price index (CPI)‚ which the Reserve Bank uses to target inflation‚ was 5.6 percent year on year in May after a 5.9 percent y/y increase in April‚ Statistics ... CPI was down 0.3 percent month on month (m/m) in May from an increase ...
Argentina Fights With Inflation As Government Acknowledges Financial Instability And Freezes Prices
International Business Times - 6/12/2013 10:02:51 AM
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s government has been promoting economic growth through consumer spending. For a while it worked: between 2003 and 2011 the country ... in GDP growth rate, but inflation skyrocketed and prices rose by 8.16 ...
Food Prices Drive Austrian May Inflation Rate Higher
The Wall Street Journal - 6/14/2013 2:39:39 PM
Austrian inflation accelerated in May, primarily fuelled by higher food prices, Austria's statistics office said Friday. The country's consumer price index rose ... On a European harmonized basis, the rate of inflation in May increased to ...
British inflation jumps to 2.7% in May
FOX News - 6/18/2013 9:55:44 AM
A shopper carries food from a branch of British food retailer Aldi in London on February 9, 2013. British 12-month inflation accelerated to 2.7 percent in May, rebounding from a seven-month low point struck in April, official data showed on ...
Preview: India's stubborn retail inflation may spoil rate cut hopes
Financial Express - 6/11/2013 10:46:59 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 ...
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.