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Consumer Price Index by Country

Dip in mainland inflation may ease monetary curbs

The mainland's consumer inflation fell sharply last month, and other key economic indicators dropped early in the year.

Saturday, 10 March, 2012, 12:00am

CPI easing nothing to celebrate

Inflationary pressures eased marginally on the mainland last month, with the consumer price index rising 6.1 per cent year on year, down from 6.2 per cent in August, but the government is not expected to take its foot off the brake just yet.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Bureau to withhold inflation data

The National Bureau of Statistics will not release politically sensitive consumer inflation data for last month when it unveils last year's key economic data today, an official statement said.

However, the bureau suggested when it released provincial data yesterday that the national consumer price index had remained high last month.

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Rising prices point to end of zero interest rates

Japan's consumer prices rose from levels of a year ago for the sixth month last month, supporting the view that deflation has receded and the Bank of Japan will end an era of zero interest rates as soon as July.

27 May 2006 - 12:00am

Raw CPI numbers hit nerve as HK looks set to play inflation catch-up

PARDON ME FOR harping away on the inflation theme again but I think it is an important one as we are on the point of having to change our way of thinking about consumer prices after a six-year period of deflation.

27 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Like it or not, inflation is now back with us

TIME TO PLAY GAMES with numbers. Bear with me here because what these numbers suggest is that our inflation rate is already rocketing upwards rather than still showing a decline from a year earlier as the May consumer price index report would have us believe.

23 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Survey on household spending patterns

The consumer price index (CPI) is an important economic indicator that measures changes in the price of goods and services generally bought by households.

Many organisations often refer to changes in the CPI to make adjustments to wages, salaries and allowances for staff. They also revise charges on this basis too.

The CPI is also a factor in economic analysis.

28 May 2001 - 12:00am

Housing weakens CPI conclusions

Time to look at inflation numbers again, what with the latest consumer price index report showing that deflation accelerated slightly last month.

The twist today is how the housing component affects the overall CPI, given that it is the biggest single force pulling prices down on the index.

31 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Service industry consumer prices suffer biggest-ever fall

Consumer prices in service industries fell 6.5 per cent last month compared with a year earlier, their biggest slip on record, as the effects of deflation lingered through the economy.

This was a bigger decline than the fall in the consumer price index (CPI), which dropped 6 per cent from the same period a year earlier.

29 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

CPI up slightly on low prices

The mainland's consumer price index rose 0.4 per cent in December last year compared with the same period a year earlier, an official with the State Statistical Bureau said yesterday. A good grain harvest amid stable demand had kept food prices low and the consumer price index (CPI) down. CPI, which is broader based than the retail price index, grew 1.1 per cent in November year on year.

21 Jan 1998 - 12:00am