Price indices http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24991/all en CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-UK statisticians unexpectedly reject inflation change http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/corrected-update-1-uk-statisticians-unexpectedly-reject-inflati <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects lead to show stats body rejected change)</p> <p>By David Milliken and Olesya Dmitracova</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Britain's top statistician unexpectedly decided against major changes to the country's longest-running inflation index on Thursday, rejecting a move that could have significantly cut government borrowing costs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/corrected-update-1-uk-statisticians-unexpectedly-reject-inflati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Office for National Statistics Price indices Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 08:30:49 +0000 5732517 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-UK statisticians unexpectedly reject inflation change http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-2-uk-statisticians-unexpectedly-reject-inflation-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UK stats office rejects major change to RPI inflation</p> <p>* Decision helps pensioners; index-linked gilts soar</p> <p>* Economists had seen strong statistical case for reform</p> <p>By David Milliken and Olesya Dmitracova</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Britain's top statistician unexpectedly decided against major changes to the country's longest-running inflation index on Thursday, rejecting a move that could have significantly cut government borrowing costs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-2-uk-statisticians-unexpectedly-reject-inflation-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Office for National Statistics Price indices Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:01:04 +0000 5732651 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenian official inflation eases in January http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/slovenian-official-inflation-eases-january <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Slovenian 12-month inflation fell to 2.4 percent in January from 2.7 percent in December 2012, the eurozone country's statistics office said on Thursday.</p> <p>On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell by 0.8 percent in January compared with a 0.3 percent drop in December from November, the office said.</p> <p>Using the harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP), the European Central Bank's yardstick, 12-month inflation fell to 2.8 percent in January from 3.1 percent in December 2012.</p> <p>bk/stu/rl</p> Economy of the European Union European Union Price indices AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:31:04 +0000 5748630 at http://www.globalpost.com China says inflation slows to 2.0% in January http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/china-says-inflation-slows-20-january <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Inflation in China slowed to 2.0 percent in January, the National Bureau of Statistics said Friday, easing from a seven-month peak of 2.5 percent in December.</p> <p>But month on month the consumer price index (CPI) -- a main gauge of inflation -- rose 1.0 percent, its highest increase in a year, it said, as prices jumped in the lead-up to Sunday's Lunar New Year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/china-says-inflation-slows-20-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Economics Inflation Price indices AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 07:00:45 +0000 5749706 at http://www.globalpost.com British official inflation steady at 2.7% in January http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/british-official-inflation-steady-at-27-january <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British 12-month inflation stood at 2.7 percent in January for a record fourth month in a row, official data showed on Tuesday.</p> <p>"The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) annual inflation grew by 2.7 percent in January 2013, unchanged for the fourth month in a row," the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement.</p> <p>"This is the longest period for which the CPI growth has remained unchanged," it added.</p> <p>The Bank of England's government-set target rate for annual inflation stands at 2.0 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/british-official-inflation-steady-at-27-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Entertainment Inflation Price indices AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:47:27 +0000 5753487 at http://www.globalpost.com German official inflation slows in January to 1.7% http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/german-official-inflation-slows-january-17 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Inflation in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, slowed to 1.7 percent in January from 2.0 percent in December, official data showed on Wednesday.</p> <p>On a monthly basis, the German consumer price index (CPI) fell by 0.5 percent last month, according to final data compiled by the national statistics office Destatis.</p> <p>The numbers confirm preliminary data released at the end of January.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/german-official-inflation-slows-january-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Price indices Statistics AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:30:33 +0000 5760771 at http://www.globalpost.com French inflation dips to 1.2% in January http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/french-inflation-dips-12-january <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Annual consumer price inflation in France dipped to 1.2 percent in January from 1.3 percent in December, the nationals statistics institute INSEE said Wednesday.</p> <p>Consumer prices dropped by 0.5 percent from December on a monthly basis, after having risen by 0.3 percent the previous month.</p> <p>Using the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, the ECB's inflation yardstick, the rate of annual inflation in France was 1.4 percent in January.</p> <p>elm/rl/txw</p> Economics Economy of the European Union Price indices AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:30:38 +0000 5760807 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 4-U.S. homebuilding takes a breather; wholesale prices up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/wrapup-1-us-homebuilding-takes-breather-wholesale-prices <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Producer prices rise 0.2 percent in January</p> <p>* Food accounts for three quarters of rise in PPI</p> <p>* Core PPI gains 0.2 percent, year-on-year rate slows</p> <p>* Housing starts tumble 8.5 percent, permits up 1.8 percent</p> <p>By Lucia Mutikani</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes last month but a jump in permits for future construction to a 4-1/2-year high indicated the housing market recovery remains on track.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/wrapup-1-us-homebuilding-takes-breather-wholesale-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Inflation Labor Price indices Statistics World food price crisis Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:30:47 +0000 5761107 at http://www.globalpost.com Irish official inflation steady at 1.2% in January http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/irish-official-inflation-steady-at-12-january <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Inflation in eurozone member Ireland stood at 1.2 percent in January, unchanged from the level 12 months earlier, official data showed on Thursday.</p> <p>Consumer price index (CPI) inflation fell by 0.5 percent in January from December, the Central Statistics Office added in a statement.</p> <p>"Consumer Prices in January, as measured by the CPI, decreased by 0.5 percent in the month. This compares to a decrease of 0.5% recorded in January of last year," the CSO said.</p> <p>"Prices on average, as measured by the CPI, were 1.2 percent higher in January compared with January 2012."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/irish-official-inflation-steady-at-12-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Inflation Price indices AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:30:26 +0000 5762115 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. consumer prices unchanged as gasoline falls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/us-consumer-prices-unchanged-gasoline-falls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices were flat for a second straight month in January, providing scope for the Federal Reserve to maintain its very accommodative monetary policy stance to stimulate the sluggish economy.</p> <p>The Labor Department said on Thursday its Consumer Price Index was held back by weak gasoline prices and food prices, which were unchanged after rising over the past months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/us-consumer-prices-unchanged-gasoline-falls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Labor Price indices Statistics Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:00:15 +0000 5762136 at http://www.globalpost.com Irish official inflation 1.2% in January http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/irish-official-inflation-12-january <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Inflation on a 12-month basis in eurozone member Ireland stood at 1.2 percent in January, which was unchanged compared with December's annual figure, official data showed on Thursday.</p> <p>On a month-on-month basis, consumer price index (CPI) inflation fell by 0.5 percent in January from December, the Central Statistics Office added in a statement.</p> <p>"Consumer Prices in January, as measured by the CPI, decreased by 0.5 percent in the month," the CSO said.</p> <p>"Prices on average, as measured by the CPI, were 1.2 percent higher in January compared with January 2012."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/irish-official-inflation-12-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Price indices Statistics AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:15:54 +0000 5762161 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-US jobs, inflation data favor easy Fed policy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/wrapup-1-us-jobs-inflation-data-favor-easy-fed-policy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Jobless claims rise 20,000 last week * Consumer prices unchanged for second month in January * Core CPI rises 0.3 percent in January By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - More Americans than expected filed new claims for jobless aid last week and consumer prices were flat in January, supporting the argument for the Federal Reserve to maintain its very accommodative monetary policy stance. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 362,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/wrapup-1-us-jobs-inflation-data-favor-easy-fed-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic history Economics Labor Price indices US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:30:33 +0000 5762169 at http://www.globalpost.com Falling energy prices curb US inflation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/falling-energy-prices-curb-us-inflation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US consumer prices were flat for a second month in a row in January, held down by a sharp drop in gasoline and fuel oil prices, government data released Thursday showed.</p> <p>The Labor Department said its consumer price index was unchanged, while core CPI, excluding food and energy, rose 0.3 percent.</p> <p>The energy sub-index fell 1.7 percent, its third consecutive decline, led by 3.0 percent drops in prices for gasoline and fuel oil that offset a 1.1 percent rise in electricity costs.</p> <p>Food prices were unchanged after inching up 0.2 percent in the prior three months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/falling-energy-prices-curb-us-inflation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Labor Price indices Statistics AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:01:03 +0000 5762214 at http://www.globalpost.com German inflation slows in to two-and-half year low in Feb http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/german-inflation-slows-two-and-half-year-low-feb <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Inflation in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, slowed to a two-and-a-half year low of 1.5 percent in February from 1.7 percent in January, official data showed on Thursday.</p> <p>The last time Germany's annual inflation rate was lower was in October 2010.</p> <p>On a monthly basis, the German consumer price index (CPI) rose by 0.6 percent last month, according to preliminary data compiled by the national statistics office Destatis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/german-inflation-slows-two-and-half-year-low-feb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Inflation Price indices AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:31:57 +0000 5769704 at http://www.globalpost.com German inflation slows to two-and-half year low in February http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/german-inflation-slows-two-and-half-year-low-february <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Inflation in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, slowed to its lowest level in two and half years in February, official data showed on Thursday.</p> <p>The cost of living in Germany increased by 1.5 percent on a 12-month basis this month, down from 1.7 percent in January, the federal statistics office Destatis calculated in a preliminary estimate.</p> <p>The last time, the annual inflation rate was lower was in October 2010, when it had stood at 1.3 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/german-inflation-slows-two-and-half-year-low-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Inflation Price indices AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:01:15 +0000 5769731 at http://www.globalpost.com