Overview

Inflation is the change of the price for the set of services and products within some period and of the country currency purchasing power on the internal market. It is one of the most important characteristics of the country economy, a key attribute of the economy health. Both - high inflation, hyperinflation and low inflation, deflation - are usually signals for various issues with the country economy.

Government of every advanced country with the market economy system calculates, tracks and monitors the inflation rate on a regular basis as it represents the activities and processes going on in the society, very often as a reaction, feedback to government policies and actions.

Most Recent Data

Country Month Inflation MOM, % Inflation YOY, % Inflation YTD, %
Belarus February 2017 0.54 6.98 1.41
Brazil February 2017 0.33 4.76 0.71
Canada December 2016 -0.16 1.50 1.50
European Union February 2017 0.33 1.89 -0.32
Eurozone February 2017 0.38 1.98 -0.46
France February 2017 0.12 1.21 -0.12
Germany February 2017 0.65 2.16 0.00
Greece February 2017 -0.29 1.30 -1.11
India January 2017 -0.36 1.86 -0.36
Japan January 2017 -0.10 0.50 -0.10
Kazakhstan February 2017 1.00 7.65 1.81
Mexico February 2017 0.58 4.86 2.29
Russia March 2017 0.13 4.25 0.97
Spain February 2017 -0.36 2.97 -0.91
Turkey February 2017 0.81 10.13 3.29
Ukraine February 2017 1.00 14.17 2.11
United Kingdom February 2017 0.69 2.30 0.20
United States February 2017 0.31 2.74 0.90

MOM - Month over month, 1 month
YOY - Year over year, last 12 months
YTD - Year to date, from the beginning of the year


Most recent Year to Year Inflation rates across the globe. To compare countries inflation rates by years, please visit the Country Rankings by Inflation page.



Country rankings by inflation in 2017 are available on the site as well as for 2016 and other years.

Notes

Different countries publish inflation statistics at different times. As a result, the table above shows the most recent data published, while the chart shows the data for the month common to all countries to make sure the comparison is more accurate. To create and run more complex inflation comparison reports between different countries for various periods, visit the Inflation Comparison page.

To learn more about specific country inflation including most recent data, historical inflation, charts, data source information, web services api and widget examples, please visit the respective page by following the country name link.

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