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2009-04-21 10:32:06

British retail prices sank in March for the first time since 1960, indicating a period of deflation had set in, the National Statistics Office said. The monthly retail price index registered minus 0.4 percent in the month compared to a break-even zero percent in February. The consumer price index also dropped in the month from 3.2 percent in February to 2.9 percent. Similar factors pressured prices for consumers and retailers, the NSO said. Additionally, depreciation of homes and mortgage...

2009-04-17 07:07:30

Higher food and shelter costs drove Canadian consumer prices up 1.2 percent in March on an annual basis, Statistics Canada reported from Ottawa Friday. Food prices rose 7.9 percent during the 12-month period on the heels of a 7.4 percent rise in February. It was the largest jump since November 1986, the federal agency said. A 12-month price increase of 54.9 percent for potatoes pushed up vegetable prices, the report said. This occurred largely as a result of poor harvests in Canada that led...

2009-04-06 08:00:00

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2009-03-18 10:14:27

The Consumer Price Index rose by 0.4 percent in February, rising for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Labor said Wednesday. The index was bolstered by a 3.3 percent rise in energy prices in the month, including an 8.3 percent rise in gasoline prices, the report said. A month ago, the CPI rose 0.3 percent with a 1.7 percent jump in energy costs. In February, two-thirds of the price increase was related to energy costs, the Department said. Similar to the Producers Price...

2009-03-12 07:35:00

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2009-03-09 07:00:00

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2009-03-04 12:05:00

The consumer price index in Britain has fallen since September but the price of food has gone the other way, a recent survey said. The CPI fell from a peak of 5.2 percent in September to 3 percent in February and is expected to drop to near 0 percent in the near term, The Times of London reported Wednesday. Food price inflation, however, has accelerated from January, when the annual rate stood at 7.5 percent, The Times said. The annual rate of inflation for food items reached 9 percent in...

2009-02-20 07:12:12

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...

2009-02-17 16:07:58

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...

2009-02-10 07:14:25

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. January's rise was the slowest increase since July...


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