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
Eurozone Consumer Prices Fell Sharply in January
Wall Street Journal - 1/31/2015 2:52:49 AM
Consumer ... Spain need inflation rates below Germany’s. But if German inflation is negative, then debtor countries need sharply negative inflation. That makes their private and public debts—whose value in euros stays the same, even if prices and ...
Fall in Eurozone Prices Inflames Fears of Deflation
New York Times - 1/30/2015 9:30:42 PM
FRANKFURT — Consumer prices in the 19-country eurozone fell in January for a second consecutive ... What alarmed some economists, though, was a low in the eurozone’s so-called core inflation rate, which does not count things like energy, food, alcohol ...
Why Venezuela Is The 'Most Miserable' Country In The World, Again
Yahoo Finance - 1/23/2015 10:07:38 PM
Venezuela is the most miserable country ... Venezuela's consumer price index What makes them similar, though, is that both are plagued the with same main problem according to Cato — consumer price inflation. Venezuela's inflation rate sits at over ...
Deflationary pressure: Consumers see further dip in inflation, reveals survey
The Express Tribune - 1/31/2015 10:48:15 PM
The survey uses the Consumer ... rate last week by 1% to 8.5% mainly on the back of declining inflation. It has also revised its inflation forecast for 2014-15 from 8% to 4.5%-5.5%. The percentage of households expecting a decline in the prices of energy ...
Eurozone inflation in Jan at lowest level since 2009
Financial Express - 1/30/2015 11:03:45 PM
Inflation in the eurozone has fallen ... a sustained drop in prices that could lead to higher joblessness and slumping growth. Consumer prices in the 19 countries of the eurozone fell 0.6% in January compared with a year ago, after dipping into negative ...
Inflation figures provide justification for the ECB’s decision to embark on quantitative easing.
worldpoliticsjournal.com - 1/30/2015 9:59:20 PM
Figures released on Friday by Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, showed that consumer prices in the eurozone fell 0.6 per cent in the year to January. For comparison, prices dropped 0.2 per cent in the year to December. Core inflation, which excludes ...
Key euro zone consumer prices fall at record pace
Trade Arabia - 1/31/2015 6:27:34 AM
... the countries with negative inflation rates this month. In Spain, consumer prices fell for a seventh consecutive month and at their fastest rate in the euro zone era. Eurostat's flash estimate for the month does not include a monthly calculation.
Mixed data from Japan as inflation flat, jobless rate falls
Yahoo News - 1/30/2015 1:42:25 AM
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's industrial output edged higher in December, suggesting the world's third ... However, inflation moderated to 2.5 percent from a year earlier, compared with 2.7 percent in November. The core consumer price index, excluding food ...
Inflation pressures ease in MENA oil importers
CPI Financial - 2/1/2015 10:29:46 AM
Representing anywhere between 32-40 per cent of consumer price baskets, trends in international soft commodity markets tend to play the dominant role in driving headline CPI in North Africa and the Levant. The World ... core inflation has also been muted.
Eurozone prices plunge 0.6%, ECB aims $1.1tr stimulus program to achieve 2% inflation goal
customstoday.com.pk - 1/31/2015 1:44:14 PM
FRANKFURT: Declining oil prices with low economic growth caused consumer prices to fall sharply in the eurozone in January. The annual inflation rate was minus 0.6 per ... deep economic malaise afflicting the 19 countries that share the euro currency.
Russian Central Bank Slashes Interest Rates; Ruble Tumbles
Neosho Daily News - 1/30/2015 3:18:28 PM
The Russian central bank has dropped its key interest rate to 15% from 17% as the outlook for the ... of collapsing oil prices and Western economic sanctions over Russia's role in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Despite consumer price inflation remaining ...
Japan inflation slows again in December as spending drops
Gulf News - 1/29/2015 11:55:03 PM
Tokyo: Japanese inflation slowed again in December, official data showed Friday, as weak consumer spending and falling energy prices ... the world’s number-three economy may be crawling out of recession, analysts said, as the unemployment rate hit ...
GDP growth cools to 2.6% annual rate in fourth quarter
Los Angeles Times - 1/31/2015 1:15:36 PM
a slight improvement over the previous year's 2.2% rate and the best performance since 2010. Growth last year was dragged down by a 2.1% contraction in the first quarter caused by severe weather in much of the country. Plunging oil prices boosted consumer ...
Russia unexpectedly cuts key rate as economy eclipses ruble
Bellingham Herald - 1/31/2015 4:25:53 AM
MOSCOW — Russia’s central bank unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate Friday by ... of risks of accelerated consumer price growth and a cooling economy,” the central bank said in the statement. “Further inflation pressure will be contained ...
Saudi Arabia named 'most miserable' GCC country
Arabian Business - 2/1/2015 1:18:35 AM
The list of 108 countries has been ranked based on a number of factors which include national inflation rates, lending rates ... That is some way behind Venezuela, in first, where consumer prices in the country are a key factor in the nation’s calculatio ...