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
U.S. consumer inflation rises on high gasoline prices
Win 98.5 - 7/22/2014 8:29:05 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices ... a similar rise in May. Inflation is creeping up as the economy's recovery becomes more durable, a welcome development for some Federal Reserve officials who had worried that price pressures were too low.
Inflation Came In Low Again, But Are There Bubbles?
NPR News - 7/22/2014 4:28:41 PM
When store prices are rising rapidly, policymakers start pushing interest rates higher, too. But for the moment, at least, inflation appears mild enough to keep interest rates low for a long while. The Labor Department said Tuesday that its consumer price ...
A Long-Term Look at Inflation
Financial Sense - 7/24/2014 6:39:20 AM
The July Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released this morning puts the June year-over-year inflation rate at 2.07%, fractionally off last month's 2.13% 19-month high, but well below the 3.88% average since the end of the Second World War ...
Australian Inflation Muddies Rate Cut Scenario
The Wall Street Journal - 7/23/2014 10:29:35 AM
Last year, Australia’s central bank cut rates to ... the picture. Consumer prices rose 0.5% in the second quarter from the first and were up 3.0% from a year earlier, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Wednesday. Core inflation, which strips ...
Energy Prices Lead Inflation: This Isn’t What the Fed Had in Mind
Wall St. Cheat Sheet - 7/23/2014 6:22:02 PM
Consumer price ... put the anticipated inflation rate in a range between 1.5 and 1.7 percent in 2014. Meanwhile, the index for energy is up 3.2 percent over the past year, and much of the increase can be pinned to gasoline prices. Gasoline prices rose ...
Higher pump prices fuel inflation pickup in June
Opelousas Daily World - 7/22/2014 8:50:34 AM
A recent pickup in inflation continued in June as consumer ... and prices for dairy and fruits and vegetables fell. Other prices that had been rising sharply also moderated. Airfares rose 0.3% after a 5.8% surge in May. Hotel rates fell nearly 2%.
Inflation rising faster in Utah than around country
Salt Lake Tribune - 7/22/2014 9:22:11 PM
Consumer prices along the Wasatch Front rose more rapidly in June than they did elsewhere in the country. But over the past year, the rate of inflation in Utah’s population center (1.8 percent) remains below the national average (2.1 percent), according ...
Ron Insana: 'Inflation About to Fall Hard'
Money News - 7/24/2014 7:36:36 AM
With consumer ... crops around the world, Insana notes. Natural gas prices also have dropped, to $3.76 per thousand BTUs Wednesday. "Power bills are likely to fall this summer," he says. A flattening yield curve also signals inflation is under control ...
US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June
Washington Post - 7/22/2014 8:57:43 AM
“World oil prices were relatively elevated in June since there were significant fears that the turmoil in Northern Iraq would spread to the southern parts of that country ... to keep interest rates exceptionally low as long as inflation does not ...
U.S. inflation took a breather in June
CBS News - 7/22/2014 12:32:28 PM
WASHINGTON U.S. inflation ... "World oil prices were relatively elevated in June since there were significant fears that the turmoil in Northern Iraq would spread to the southern parts of that country," said Chris G. Christopher Jr., director of consumer ...
Australian inflation gives RBA room to keep rates low
Yahoo News - 7/23/2014 5:57:35 AM
Australian inflation came in at 0.5 percent in the three months to June, official figures showed Wednesday, giving the country's central bank room to keep interest rates at a record-low to support the economy. The consumer price index (CPI) had lifted 0.6 ...
UPDATE 2-Brazil's inflation slows in mid-July, but remains high
Reuters - 7/22/2014 8:29:05 AM
and forecasts consumer prices will start to ease more sharply only next year. The World Cup, which ended of July 13, had a mixed impact on inflation. On the one hand, hotel rates jumped 28.6 percent. But airfares retreated after the beginning of the ...
Second-quarter growth and inflation stable, but with differences between countries
Forex Street - 7/23/2014 2:54:27 PM
Retail sales up to May remained virtually stable versus 1Q14, although above-average consumer confidence and low inflation might support ... clear differences are still seen between countries, with moderate rates in the central countries and very low ...
US consumer prices up 0.3 per cent in June, reflecting biggest jump in gasoline in 12 months
brandonsun.com - 7/22/2014 2:34:09 PM
"World oil prices were relatively elevated in June since there were significant fears that the turmoil in Northern Iraq would spread to the southern parts of that country ... to keep interest rates exceptionally low as long as inflation does not show ...
Inflation: the war is still on
Live Mint - 7/22/2014 10:52:15 AM
And the decline in inflation should be compared with the acceleration in prices in comparable countries such as Turkey ... India still has one of the highest rates of inflation in the world. It is easy to forget that consumer price inflation has been ...