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The consumer price index in Britain has fallen since September but the price of food has gone the other way, a recent survey said.
Canada's consumer price index rose 1.1 percent in the 12 months to January, kept partially in check by lower gasoline prices, Statistics Canada said Friday. The gain follows a 1.2 percent increase in December and the federal agency said the rate of change has been slowing since September. Gasoline prices in January 2009 were 23.5 percent below the level in the same month in 2008, StatsCan said, adding overall energy prices fell 10.9 percent in January. Food prices, particularly bakery, cereal...
Annual retail inflation in Britain fell to its lowest rate in 49 years in January, staying just above zero, the National Statistics Office said. The Retail Price Index fell to an annual rate of 0.1 percent during the month, down from December's 0.9 percent, The Times of London reported Tuesday. The retail inflation rate was 0.5 percent in March 1960, The Times said. Much of the month's price decline came from falling oil prices and mortgage interest rates declining in the wake of the Bank of...
Inflation in China slowed slightly in January as consumer demand is falling, an economic analyst said. The consumer price index rose 1.2 percent in December from a year ago but only 1 percent in January, the National Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. Economist Li Huiyong at brokerage firm Shenyin-Wanguo said falling demand and tighter money supplies had slowed inflation, Xinhua reported. Inflation peaked at 8.7 percent in February last year.
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Inflation in Canada rose 1.2 percent in December despite falling gasoline prices, down from 2 percent a month earlier, Statistics Canada said Friday. Excluding gasoline, the Consumer Price Index rose 2.6 percent in the 12 months to December, down slightly from the 2.8 percent increase in November, the
Discounts, tax cuts and falling commodity prices pushed Britain's inflation rate to its largest decline in 17 years, the government said. Britain's Consumer Price Index dropped from 4.1 percent in November to 3.1 percent in December, The Times of London reported Tuesday. Core inflation, which excludes food and energy prices, fell 1.1 percent, down from 2 percent in November. The Bank of England has predicted the CPI could drop to 1 percent in 2009.
The Consumer Price Index dropped by 0.7 percent in December, falling for the fifth consecutive month, the U.S.
Inflation is easing in China but a Merrill Lynch report says China's economy could experience deflation as early as at the start of the New Year. China's consumer inflation and wholesale price inflation have been dropping since the start of 2008, when economists were concerned about preventing the overheating of the economy. At the end of November, China's annual consumer price index stood at 2.4 percent, down from 4 percent in October and from February's 12-year high of 8.7 percent.
China said Thursday its annual inflation rate slowed to 2.4 percent in November, the seventh straight month of decline. The National Bureau of Statistics said the November consumer price index compared with 4 percent in October and February's 12-year-high of 8.7 percent. November's 2.4 percent also was the lowest since January 2007. The agency said food prices, which account for more than a third of China's CPI, rose 5.9 percent from year-ago levels, down from 8.5 percent in October and 9.7...
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