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 October 2016 0.80 11.03 9.18
Brazil October 2016 0.26 7.87 5.78
Canada October 2016 0.23 1.49 2.06
European Union October 2016 0.25 0.54 0.68
Eurozone October 2016 0.25 0.51 0.68
France October 2016 0.03 0.36 0.33
Germany October 2016 0.19 0.84 0.84
Greece October 2016 0.39 -0.48 0.18
India September 2016 -0.36 4.14 2.97
Japan September 2016 0.00 -0.58 -0.19
Kazakhstan October 2016 0.60 11.30 6.05
Mexico October 2016 0.61 3.06 2.09
Russia October 2016 0.43 6.09 4.50
Spain October 2016 1.14 0.68 0.61
Turkey October 2016 1.44 7.16 6.23
Ukraine October 2016 2.80 12.36 9.39
United Kingdom October 2016 0.10 0.90 0.90
United States October 2016 0.12 1.64 2.20

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 2016 are available on the site as well as for 2015 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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