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 Eurozone Decline Again, but So Does Unemployment
New York Times - 4/1/2015 11:50:07 AM
Consumer prices fell 0.1 percent from a year earlier, Eurostat, the statistical agency of the European Union, reported from Luxembourg. The inflation rate turned negative in December, falling to as low as minus 0.6 percent in January. Energy prices in ...
Consumer price growth slowest in sixteen years
The Korea Herald - 4/1/2015 11:35:48 AM
South Korea’s consumer prices continued ... noting that the country’s core inflation, which excludes oil and agricultural prices, would be around 2 percent. The central bank cut its key base rate to a record low of 1.75 percent last month as it feared ...
South Korea inflation drops to 16-year low
worldfinance.com - 4/1/2015 10:38:32 AM
While low prices persist ... economic growth together with the falling inflation rate are raising strong concerns in regards to the onset of deflation, which will further strain spending and could drive the country into recession. Currently, the central ...
Where inflation is worse than it looks
FORTUNE - 3/31/2015 6:32:10 PM
In March, Ukraine’s National Bank reported the country’s ... where the implied rate is 59%, the official rate is –3.7%. Estimates diverge because measurements tend to lag reality, official inflation is suppressed by price controls, and governments ...
Morning MoneyBeat Europe: Eurozone Inflation Ahead; ECB QE Still Needed
The Wall Street Journal - 3/31/2015 9:28:08 AM
Some good news on the eurozone inflation front was released Monday. Germany, the region’s largest economy, emerged from a period of falling prices by registering growth in consumer prices ... month of falling prices, the rate of decline is expected ...
South Korea inflation sinks to near 16-yr low
Business Recorder - 4/1/2015 10:52:51 AM
SEOUL: South Korea's inflation rate dipped further in March to the lowest level in nearly 16 years as falling oil prices stoked deflationary fears, state data showed on Wednesday. Consumer prices rose 0.4 percent in March from a year earlier -- compared to ...
S. Korea's inflation hits 16-year low amid deflation concerns
Xinhua News Agency - 4/1/2015 4:54:56 AM
SEOUL, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Consumer price inflation in South Korea hit the lowest ... Bank of Korea (BOK), the country's central bank, lowered its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points in March to an all-time low of 1.75 percent on concerns over ...
Why Inflation Is Bad For The United States
Seeking Alpha - 4/1/2015 7:03:47 AM
One of the key considerations for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates is an inflation target of 2%. Amidst low energy prices, sluggish global economic ... that low inflation is desirable for the country. I must also point out that low inflation ...
Canada Inflation Rate Holds at Bottom of Poloz Target Range
Bloomberg - 3/20/2015 12:32:59 PM
(Bloomberg) -- Canada’s inflation rate held at the bottom of the central bank’s target band in February as falling gasoline prices were countered by higher costs for home insurance and meat. The consumer ... economist at CIBC World Markets in Toronto.
Eurozone deflation eases as oil prices appear to bottom out
Beaumont Enterprise - 3/31/2015 9:13:49 AM
BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone fell ... component was energy though the rate of decline moderated as oil prices have shown signs of bottoming out. Negative inflation rates since December stoked ...
Indonesia March inflation to stand between 0.3 to 0.4: BI
customstoday.com.pk - 3/31/2015 10:18:15 AM
JAKARTA: Bank Indonesia (BI) predicts that March’s inflation ... country’s fuel price increase was influenced by two things, namely the depreciation of the rupiah and fluctuating global oil prices. “Increases in fuel prices depend on developments in ...
Inflation in Developed Economies Halved in January, OECD Says
Wall Street Journal - 3/3/2015 10:58:37 AM
The annual rate of inflation across the world’s developed economies more than halved in January, reaching its lowest level since the recession that followed the global financial crisis. While consumer prices rose at a faster pace in a small number of ...
British manufacturing grows at fastest rate in eight months
Daily Telegraph - 4/1/2015 1:58:58 PM
The growth was powered by the biggest rise in new business since July last year, with the consumer ... at Markit. Inflation, which fell to zero last month, also buoyed manufacturers by lowering purchase prices, while the average rate of job creation ...
Pakistanis expect low inflation in coming months: survey
Pakistan Defence - 4/1/2015 3:14:43 AM
The March edition of the bi-monthly SBP-IBA Consumer ... prices in the country, he added. Afzal said inflation for 2014-15 is likely to clock up at 4.5%, which would be lowest after 2002-03. The central bank brought down the key interest rate on March ...
Following signs that oil price falls have bottomed out, eurozone consumer price falls moderate
Newser - 3/31/2015 10:32:34 AM
LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone isn't going to be ... there have been growing signs that the slide in oil prices, which took root last summer, has come to an end. Eurozone inflation rates have been negative since last December, a headache that ...