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
Euro-Zone Consumer Prices Weaken to Five-Year Low
Wall Street Journal - 8/29/2014 1:41:56 PM
Spain's consumer-price drop deepened to 0.5%. Italy on Friday reported its first annual decline in consumer prices since 1959, by 0.1%, based on its national measure. Five of the euro zone's 18 countries ... inflation typically requires growth-draining ...
Euro zone inflation rate drops to five year low
The Irish Times - 8/30/2014 12:04:42 AM
With EU leaders meeting in Brussels today, much focus will be on eurozone inflation dropping to a five-year low alongside continued levels of high unemployment this month. Consumer prices in the 18 countries ... ECB cut interest rates to record lows ...
EUROZONE INFLATION IS APPROACHING ZERO
News-Times - 8/29/2014 11:18:46 AM
On Friday, we learned the unemployment rate in the 18-country ... "Euro-area inflation fell closer to zero in August," said Bloomberg economists Maxime Sbaihi and Niraj Shah. Italy released inflation data that revealed consumer prices actually fell 0.2% ...
Japan's inflation rate at 3.3 percent in July
MENAFN - 8/30/2014 5:55:28 AM
(MENAFN) Japan's consumer prices increased ... in April, the inflation rate would be 1.3 percent, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) said, still below its 2-percent target. It was the 14th straight month of an annual inflation, in a country which had previously ...
The Good News In Europe’s Inflation Story
The Wall Street Journal - 8/29/2014 1:27:37 PM
The single currency region’s inflation rate fell again in July and now is just barely positive on the year. Outright deflation for the single currency region overall seems a distinct prospect–Italy is the latest European country to register falling ...
Disappearing eurozone inflation set to heighten ECB concerns
Today's Zaman - 8/28/2014 11:58:44 PM
Eurozone inflation dropped to a fresh five-year low in August, data showed on Friday, something likely to concern the European Central Bank but not force it into immediate policy action. Consumer prices in the 18 countries using the euro rose by just 0.3 ...
Dr. Bawumia, the GSS, and Inflation
Ghana Web - 8/31/2014 12:03:31 AM
Referring to what he called our “collective experience”, he wrote: “… a look at the reported inflation numbers suggests that something is not right. The rate of increase of prices ... an effect on consumer goods. However, in a country like Ghana ...
Eurozone inflation slows to alarming level
The Global Times - 8/31/2014 2:36:50 PM
Financial markets are looking to the European Central Bank (EBC) to open the cash floodgates this week after consumer price data showed the 18-country eurozone is flirting ... The ECB has already cut its key interest rates to record lows and made huge ...
Inflation still a major concern: Jaitley
Vancouver Desi South Asian news - 8/30/2014 11:31:54 AM
“Food inflation is a concern ... adequate food stocks available in the country, it is not a cause for worry,” he said. When asked about his expectation of a policy rate cut due to improvement in consumer price index (CPI) and wholesale price index ...
Indonesia’s August Inflation Seen Slowing Down Following Ramadan Surge
The Jakarta Globe - 8/29/2014 6:49:44 PM
Inflation may have slowed in August from a month earlier as food prices settle back to normal after the Islamic celebration of Idul Fitri last month. The country’s consumer price index ... signaling a subdued rate of price increases, said Bank Central ...
Consumer Price Index and the Inflation Rate
The Motley Fool - 3/1/2014 3:43:32 PM
Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the Consumer Price Index ... U.S. Inflation Rate data by YCharts. While inflation hasn't been much of an issue in the U.S. in the past decade, in other parts of the world it is a major issue.
REFILE-Euro zone inflation dips as expected in August
Reuters - 8/29/2014 10:00:02 AM
Euro zone inflation dropped as expected to a fresh five year low in August, data showed on Friday, but it was not likely to force the European Central Bank into immediate policy intervention next week, Consumer prices in the 18 countries using the euro ...
WORLD INFLATION WOES
New York Times - 3/28/1981 11:53:19 PM
As in the developed world, a strong dependence on oil imports and a growing industrial base tend to exacerbate inflation. Among developing countries, the Asian group fared the best as consumer prices rose at a 14.5 percent annual rate. Prices among five ...
Inflation, unemployment: ECB under pressure to act
Oman Observer 43 - 8/30/2014 2:38:01 PM
“The very low euro zone inflation reading ... in Paris over what action the country should take to haul itself out of stagnation. Annual consumer prices in the 18-member currency bloc grew in August at the lowest rate recorded since October 2009, which ...
Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct
Times Union - 8/29/2014 6:56:54 PM
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to an ... The bank has already taken steps to boost growth and prices, cutting its key interest rate in June to 0.15 percent and offering cheap loans to banks on condition ...