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
Food Prices and Inflation in China and the U.S. Are Following Similar Paths
econintersect.com - 10/19/2014 1:50:03 AM
Inflation, as measured by growth in the consumer ... between the two countries' overall price co-movements. Fluctuations in food prices in China started to become more strongly correlated to those in the U.S. after China joined the World Trade Organization ...
Singapore Sept core inflation rate seen unchanged vs August
Business Recorder - 10/20/2014 6:28:02 AM
SINGAPORE: Singapore's annual core consumer inflation probably ... Some economists said that a recent rise in prices of car permits, which drivers must bid for to own a vehicle, could give the headline inflation rate a slight lift in September.
Fading inflation good for consumers but hints at lurking threats
Market Watch - 10/19/2014 11:58:30 AM
Slower global growth has crimped demand for fuel even as a surge in domestic extraction puts the U.S. on the verge of overtaking Saudi Arabia as the world ... home prices added to the upward tilt. As a result, the 12-month rate of consumer inflation ...
Inflation fueled in October
The Rakyat Post - 10/20/2014 4:33:30 AM
Affin Hwang Capital said similarly, food prices, which account for about 30.3% of the total consumer price index ... However, moving into 2015, the country’s headline inflation rate is expected to increase further to a range of between 4-5%, due to ...
RBI, Rajan on right track: Kill inflation monster first
Firstpost - 10/18/2014 11:34:02 PM
Repo rate is the interest ... in parts of the country have damaged crops, and this is likely to push up prices again. The RBI also thinks that the fall in food prices may be temporary. “Retail inflation measured by the consumer price index (CPI ...
Inflation slips slightly in September
Leader Post - 10/18/2014 2:19:52 AM
The inflation rate had been up 2.1 per cent in the months of August and in July, according to the federal agency’s consumer price index ... most notably the slump in world oil prices, the Bank of Canada is likely to remain very much neutral with regard ...
Philippine inflation hits peak of 4.9 percent
MENAFN - 10/18/2014 6:59:02 AM
(MENAFN) According to the Filipino central bank, the ... In September, inflation eased to 4.4 percent due to lower increases of food prices and housing and utility rates, while in August and July it hit 4.9 percent when consumer prices soared to a 33 ...
China inflation slows to near five-year low
Punch - 10/18/2014 9:03:43 PM
Inflation in China eased to a near five-year low in September, adding to further evidence of a slowdown in the world’s second largest economy. As reported by BBC, the consumer price index rose ... The slowing inflation rate could be a result of good ...
Why India Inc must stop whining about interest rates and start cutting retail prices
Firstbiz. - 10/18/2014 6:16:05 AM
The message is clear: inflation can come down faster, giving room for rate ... and retail prices. Remember, automobile demand shot up after February this year when the government cut excise and the industry passed on the benefits to the consumer.
World economy stares at Great Deflation: QNB
The Peninsula - 10/18/2014 8:49:24 PM
While lower energy prices would imply smaller current account and fiscal surpluses, the country would continue to have substantial ... will most likely turn the preliminary 0.3 percent inflation rate registered in September 2014 into negative territory.
The Three Countries With The Highest Inflation
Forbes - 5/9/2014 9:09:43 PM
Elevated inflation can be harmful to a country’s economy. Moreover, as prices rise, if wages don’t keep ... In this article, we’ll discuss the three countries with the world’s highest inflation rate. We’ll also include a brief, but important ...
Is the world economy heading for the Great Deflation?
CPI Financial - 10/19/2014 6:00:35 AM
Declining commodity prices, coupled with flat Q2 economic activity and the large correction in equity prices, will most likely turn the preliminary 0.3 per cent inflation rate registered in ... and fiscal surpluses, the country would continue to have ...
Amid Weak Harvest and Food Inflation, Turkey Sees Export Hopes
Institutional Investor - 10/19/2014 8:30:55 AM
Known for its pistachio-filled baklava, the country is also by far the world ... the highest rate among major emerging-markets economies — any hit to exports is potentially bad news for the economy. As a supply crunch looms, the price of hazelnuts ...
The price is a blight
The Economist online - 11/9/2013 10:35:32 PM
Asset prices have certainly soared. But consumer prices ... their income through inflation. If inflation in the countries with which the weak economies trade is high, they can improve their competitiveness simply by keeping their rate lower.
Oil price drop rattles world economies
Union-Bulletin - 10/17/2014 8:29:07 PM
They lower inflation at a time when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is trying to raise it with his deflation-fighting growth strategy. Low prices could eventually threaten the boom in oil production in such countries ... the world’s biggest oil user, consumer ...