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
Bank of Japan shocks markets by voting against more stimulus
The Guardian - 4/28/2016 4:11:12 AM
Despite weak inflation and ... forecast for the country, saying GDP would shrink next year as a planned sales tax rise tightens consumer spending. The IMF also said that deflation – a persistent and debilitating decline in prices that weighed on the ...
Top 10 Countries by Inflation Rate Consumer Prices
Jagran Josh - 9/21/2011 11:55:54 PM
Following is the list of Top 10 Countries by Inflation Rate (Consumer Prices) as per CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) latest fact report. S.No. Country Inflation Rate (Consumer Price) in Percentage 1 Syria 59.1 2 Venezuela 56.2 3 Iran 42.3 4 Malawi 26.9
Ghana producer inflation dips to 14.3% in March
customstoday.com.pk - 4/28/2016 8:21:44 AM
PPI is a major component of consumer inflation, which rose to 19.2 percent in March from 18.5 percent in February. The decrease in the all-industry inflation rate to 14.3 percent ... hit by a global slump in commodity prices and wider economic problems ...
Japan inflation, household spending sink ahead of BoJ meeting
Global Post - 4/28/2016 2:45:18 AM
The world's third ... growth forecast for the country, saying GDP would shrink next year as a planned sales tax rise tightens consumer spending. The IMF also said that deflation -- a persistent and debilitating decline in prices that weighed on the economy ...
Live Mint - 4/18/2016 8:00:47 PM
The Reserve Bank of India was right to base its interest rate policy on consumer ... price inflation, despite pressure from the finance ministry for premature monetary easing. The Asian Development Bank showed in a report released in March that most ...
US consumer prices rise modestly in March
San Francisco Gate - 4/14/2016 1:24:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer ... world economies. "The conclusion is a simple one: there's no urgency for rate hikes if there's no inflation," said Guy LeBas, fixed income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott, in a note to clients. Grocery prices ...
Fed keeps current interest rate
San Angelo Standard-Times - 4/28/2016 2:16:40 AM
The Federal Reserve kept its key interest rate ... consumer sentiment "remains high." And while housing has "improved further," business investment and exports "remain soft." Inflation, meanwhile, remains below the Fed's target, partly because of low oil ...
OECD: Global inflation still stubbornly low
Market Watch - 8/4/2015 7:48:49 AM
Global inflation ... Very low inflation rates make economies vulnerable to a slide into deflation, an outcome that policy makers regard as unlikely, but highly damaging should it occur. Even without a period of falling consumer prices, policy makers ...
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.
BOJ surprises markets by keeping policy unchanged
Channel News Asia - 4/28/2016 4:04:02 AM
The decision, at the end of a two-day policy meeting, came as a surprise for market watchers who were expecting the central bank to expand its already-aggressive monetary stimulus amid receding inflation expectations and as sluggish global demand continues ...
Fed keeps key rate unchanged; no hint on timing of next hike
Juneau Empire - 4/28/2016 11:56:29 AM
The Fed said that such key areas as consumer ... global economic and financial developments. The Fed repeated that it expects inflation to move toward its 2 percent target from persistently low levels as temporary factors, like sharply lower energy prices ...
10 countries with highest inflation rate
Rediff India Abroad - 4/5/2011 10:48:29 AM
The entire world - from a rich nation like the United States to one of the poorest countries, Congo - is trying to bring soaring inflation rates under control ... in global commodity prices have added to the pressure. Pakistan's consumer price index ...
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 ...
U.S. Consumer Prices Rose a Scant 0.1% in March, Showing Little Inflation Pressure
Wall Street Journal - 4/14/2016 1:24:40 PM
WASHINGTON—U.S. consumer prices ... out of commodities prices, including oil, and the recent weakening of the dollar. But the weaker-than-expected inflation increase last month underscores that lackluster demand and a soft global economy are still ...
Inflation Slows Across Most Developed Countries
The Wall Street Journal - 6/4/2013 11:23:55 AM
The annual rate of ... Tuesday showed consumer prices in its 34 member countries rose by 1.3% in the 12 months to April, having risen by 1.6% in the 12 months to March. That was the lowest rate recorded since October 2009, when the global economy was ...