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
Consumers take heart: Inflation dips, pay on rise, rates going nowhere
Globe and Mail - 5/17/2013 8:56:27 PM
Debt-weary Canadian consumers can take some solace: Hourly pay is on the rise, inflation is running at its tamest pace since the fall of 2009, and emergency low interest rates promise to be with us for at least another year. The annual rate of inflation ...
Surprise! Inflation is too low almost everywhere on earth
Washington Post - 5/17/2013 12:03:45 AM
The leading economies of the industrialized nations may not have a lot in common, but they are all afflicted by this: Inflation is too low. That was the astoundingly consistent theme out of a range of data released Thursday. Prices rose 1.1 ...
Consumer price inflation in Germany eased in April
Live Trading News - 5/14/2013 7:09:39 AM
Consumer price inflation in Germany eased further below the European Central Bank’s target in April, thanks to falling prices for fuel and heating oil. The annual inflation rate fell for the fourth straight month to 1.2% in April from 1.4% in March and 1 ...
US consumer prices fall 0.4 pct. on cheaper gas
The Guardian - 5/16/2013 3:35:31 PM
AP Economics Writer= WASHINGTON (AP) — A plunge in the cost of gas drove down a measure of U.S. consumer ... inflation or even deflation might push the Fed to step up its low interest-rate policies to stimulate more borrowing and spending and push prices ...
Ahead of the Bell: US Consumer Price Index
Businessweek - 5/16/2013 10:06:14 AM
If there were signs that inflation was picking up, the Fed might be forced to raise interest rates. Aside from sharp swings in gas prices, consumer and wholesale inflation has been mild this year. The combination of modest economic growth and ...
Austrian Inflation Rate Falls to the Lowest Level Since November 2010
NASDAQ - 5/16/2013 8:47:30 AM
Austrian inflation eased sharply in April, with the rate falling to the lowest level in two and a half years, Austria's statistics office said Thursday. The country's consumer price index rose 1.9% on the year in April, well below the 2.3% rate ...
India Inflation Eases to Below 5%
The Wall Street Journal - 5/14/2013 11:48:50 AM
NEW DELHI--Inflation in India slowed to below 5% in April, returning to a level that the ... say rising fuel prices could deter the central bank from lowering rates at its June review. Besides, still-elevated consumer inflation and India's ...
India’s Inflation Surprise Opens Door for New Stimulus
CNBC - 5/14/2013 8:57:02 AM
Prior Wandesforde, however, cautioned that elevated consumer price inflation and the significant widening of the country's trade deficit in April could postpone an interest rate cut until July. Credit Suisse forecasts the central bank will reduce rates by ...
Nigeria: Escalating Food Prices - Experts Predict High Inflation
AllAfrica - 5/13/2013 7:46:38 AM
inflation rate hit 9.1 per cent. According to the analysts whose postulation was based on the figures on NBC's website, said a basket of consumer goods monitored across the country in April shows that prices of some major components of the basket increased.
German inflation drops to near 3 year low of 1.2 percent driven by drop in fuel prices
FOX News - 5/14/2013 7:09:39 AM
The Federal Statistical Office said Tuesday that consumer prices ... countries that use the euro. In April, eurozone inflation fell to 1.2 percent — a drop that was largely behind the ECB's decision to cut its benchmark interest rate to ...
Falling World Inflation No Cause for Celebration
Wall Street Journal - 5/15/2013 3:58:11 PM
But for the most part, sliding commodity prices, one of the big drivers of falling inflation gauges ... fact that the world’s largest economy is still averaging just 2% growth. That’s not enough to offset China’s downturn from 10%-plus ...
China Subdued Inflation Gives Room to Raise Utility Costs
Bloomberg - 5/9/2013 12:59:11 PM
China’s consumer inflation stayed subdued ... Co. in Shanghai, said the price fall indicates weaker-than-expected growth. “Mild inflationary pressures” increase the likelihood of an interest-rate cut in China “soon,” said Liu Li ...
Rediff.com » Business » Will the real inflation rate stand up please?
Rediff - 5/13/2013 5:01:59 AM
Headline WPI and WPI-core are significantly affected by tradables, while CPI-new is affected more by non-tradables. Almost half of the ... the inflation-has-declined-significantly mantra. The typical narrative is that WPI-core inflation has eased because ...
China Subdued Inflation Gives Room to Raise Utility Prices (2)
Businessweek - 5/9/2013 3:48:00 AM
China’s consumer inflation stayed subdued in April while the ... “There’s very little inflation pressure right now in the economy,” Yao said. “It shows there’s weak demand and there’s no imported inflation.”