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, 2014See also: Inflation rate (consumer prices) map
UPDATE 1-Egypt's annual urban consumer price inflation falls to 10.1 pct in Jan
Reuters - 2/10/2016 3:59:19 PM
The central bank raised interest rates by 50 basis points in December ... gave an immediate explanation for the changes. Economists said consumer inflation was down because food and drink prices had declined. Egypt has been facing mounting pressure ...
Cheap oil, stable food prices to keep inflation low
Inquirer - 2/10/2016 4:27:57 PM
The government expects the rate of increase in prices of basic goods to rise moderately this year, settling within the 2-4 percent range. In 2015, inflation averaged 1.4 percent, an almost three-decade low. Last month, inflation eased as the country ...
Citing Global Uncertainty, Janet Yellen Says U.S. Could Slow Rate of Future Rate Hikes
The Blaze - 2/10/2016 4:27:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy faces a number of global ... unemployment rate down to 4.9 percent. Inflation, however, has continued to fall below the Fed’s target of 2 percent annual price increases.
Fed's Yellen says global risks could pose U.S. growth threat
Yahoo News - 2/10/2016 3:09:12 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tightening financial conditions driven by falling stock prices ... a recent drop in inflation expectations that has concerned some policymakers. But Yellen acknowledged that some of the weaknesses in the global economy have become ...
Fed chair: Global woes likely to slow rate hikes
Daily Hampshire Gazette - 2/11/2016 12:56:11 AM
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness ... thinks energy price declines and a stronger dollar will fade in coming months and help raise inflation back up to the Fed’s 2 percent target rate.
Yellen Darkens Growth Outlook, Suggesting Caution on Pace of Rate Hikes
Wall Street Journal - 2/10/2016 5:03:44 PM
Further complicating matters for the Fed, market expectations for consumer prices are sinking, a sign investors might be losing faith in the Fed’s ability to lift inflation ... global financial markets,” she said. When the Fed pushed short-term ...
Yellen: Slower rate hikes if economy disappoints
The Morning Call - 2/10/2016 3:45:00 PM
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy faces a number of global threats ... push the unemployment rate down to 4.9 percent. Inflation, however, has continued to fall below the Fed's target of 2 percent annual price increases.
Federal Reserve's Janet Yellen believe US to maintain growth despite global slowdown
Daily News and Analysis - 2/10/2016 4:27:57 PM
Tightening financial conditions driven by falling stock prices ... a recent drop in inflation expectations cited by some policymakers as particularly unnerving. But Yellen acknowledged that some of the weaknesses in the global economy have become self ...
Fed’s Janet Yellen cites global risks, says US should motor through
Live Mint - 2/10/2016 9:42:55 PM
Acknowledging intensifying global risks ... market to continue to improve and inflation eventually rise toward the Fed’s target. Photo: AP Washington: Tightening financial conditions driven by falling stock prices, uncertainty over China and a global ...
Consumer Price Index and the Inflation Rate
The Motley Fool - 3/1/2014 3:43:32 PM
While it may not be the best measure of the inflation rate, the consumer price index is tied to ... in other parts of the world it is a major issue. Venezuela is a prime example: The value of the country's currency is spiraling downward.
Shut Up About the Inflation Rate
THE SLANT - 4/16/2014 2:06:02 PM
An extremely low interest rate can signal that investors have no faith in a country ... consumer prices sound like a blessing that holds down household costs. But when tepid inflation is associated with small wage gains, excess business capacity and soft ...
Outlook 'Uncertain' For Global Economy, Yellen Tells Congress
NPR News - 2/10/2016 4:13:38 PM
It's the first time Yellen has testified since the Fed nudged interest rates higher ... that inflation will rise to its 2 percent objective over the medium term." The Federal Reserve chief's tone was more cautious when describing global economic and ...
The Economist online - 1/15/2015 12:30:09 PM
After falling steadily for more than three years, the median rate of annual consumer-price inflation (CPI) in high-income countries was down to 0.8% in November 2014. In 16 out of 55 rich countries, inflation rates were below 1%. Twelve countries faced ...
CHART OF THE DAY: Here Are The Inflation Rates For Every Major Economy In The World
The Business Insider - 1/22/2014 2:55:33 PM
For some context here's a chart of current inflation rates around the world ... the prices of imported goods, both input raw materials and consumer goods, go up. Emerging markets’ current high inflation rates will likely limit emerging market countries ...
India's Consumer Price Inflation Touches 10.03% in August
International Business Times - 9/18/2012 5:32:31 AM
India's retail inflation ... rate increased to 10.03 percent in August from 9.86 percent recorded in July, mainly driven by higher food prices, according to the data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation. The country's annual ...