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Inflation - summary of current international inflation figures

The literal meaning of the word inflation is to blow up or get bigger. Inflation is a word which is particularly used in an economic context. The most common economic meaning of inflation is a reduction in the value of money (monetary depreciation). Prices thereby rise and after a while you can buy less with the same amount of money. The opposite of inflation is deflation. With this prices fall and your money therefore becomes worth more.

This page allows you to compare the current inflation figures for a large number of countries and regions. The summary shows the following inflation figures:
  • CPI - consumer price index (often viewed as a country’s most important inflation figure)
  • HICP - harmonised consumer price index (is used to compare inflation within Europe)
If you click on the name of the country or region you will come to a page with extensive supplementary information.

For detailed background information about inflation please click here.

Summary of current inflation percentage by country or region

 Inflation figure country/region type period monthly basis yearly basis
 CPI Austria Austria cpi march 2014 0.922 % 1.577 %
 CPI Belgium Belgium cpi march 2014 0.060 % 0.891 %
 CPI Brazil Brazil cpi march 2014 0.920 % 6.154 %
 CPI Canada Canada cpi march 2014 0.564 % 1.546 %
 CPI Chile Chile cpi march 2014 0.842 % 3.865 %
 CPI China China cpi march 2014 -0.500 % 2.309 %
 CPI Czech Republic Czech Republic cpi march 2014 0.000 % 0.163 %
 CPI Denmark Denmark cpi march 2014 0.077 % 0.384 %
 CPI Estonia Estonia cpi march 2014 0.306 % 0.153 %
 CPI Finland Finland cpi march 2014 0.230 % 1.057 %
 CPI France France cpi march 2014 0.447 % 0.604 %
 CPI Germany Germany cpi march 2014 0.282 % 1.042 %
 CPI Great Britain Great Britain cpi march 2014 0.235 % 1.672 %
 CPI Greece Greece cpi march 2014 2.341 % -1.348 %
 CPI Hungary Hungary cpi march 2014 0.222 % 0.074 %
 CPI Iceland Iceland cpi march 2014 0.243 % 2.195 %
 CPI India India cpi february 2014 0.422 % 6.726 %
 CPI Indonesia Indonesia cpi march 2014 0.081 % 6.653 %
 CPI Ireland Ireland cpi march 2014 0.690 % 0.196 %
 CPI Israel Israel cpi february 2014 -0.197 % 1.196 %
 CPI Italy Italy cpi march 2014 0.093 % 0.374 %
 CPI Japan Japan cpi february 2014 0.000 % 1.512 %
 CPI Luxembourg Luxembourg cpi march 2014 -0.016 % 0.839 %
 CPI Mexico Mexico cpi march 2014 0.274 % 3.759 %
 CPI Norway Norway cpi march 2014 0.221 % 2.024 %
 CPI Poland Poland cpi march 2014 0.080 % 0.729 %
 CPI Portugal Portugal cpi march 2014 1.365 % -0.366 %
 CPI Russia Russia cpi march 2014 1.022 % 6.912 %
 CPI Slovakia Slovakia cpi march 2014 -0.061 % -0.183 %
 CPI Slovenia Slovenia cpi march 2014 0.790 % 0.583 %
 CPI South Africa South Africa cpi february 2014 1.037 % 5.929 %
 CPI South Korea South Korea cpi march 2014 0.184 % 1.480 %
 CPI Spain Spain cpi march 2014 0.223 % -0.146 %
 CPI Sweden Sweden cpi march 2014 -0.006 % -0.626 %
 CPI Switzerland Switzerland cpi march 2014 0.362 % 0.003 %
 CPI the Netherlands The Netherlands cpi march 2014 0.790 % 0.800 %
 CPI Turkey Turkey cpi march 2014 1.126 % 8.385 %
 CPI United States United States cpi march 2014 0.644 % 1.512 %
 HICP Austria Austria hicp march 2014 0.871 % 1.380 %
 HICP Belgium Belgium hicp march 2014 -0.025 % 0.910 %
 HICP Czech Republic Czech Republic hicp march 2014 0.082 % 0.328 %
 HICP Denmark Denmark hicp march 2014 0.170 % 0.170 %
 HICP Estonia Estonia hicp march 2014 0.411 % 0.705 %
 HICP Eurozone Europe hicp march 2014 0.940 % 0.469 %
 HICP Finland Finland hicp march 2014 0.255 % 1.297 %
 HICP France France hicp march 2014 0.512 % 0.747 %
 HICP Germany Germany hicp march 2014 0.345 % 0.867 %
 HICP Great Britain Great Britain hicp march 2014 0.235 % 1.672 %
 HICP Greece Greece hicp march 2014 1.845 % -1.491 %
 HICP Hungary Hungary hicp march 2014 0.214 % 0.214 %
 HICP Iceland Iceland hicp march 2014 0.402 % 0.910 %
 HICP Ireland Ireland hicp march 2014 0.549 % 0.274 %
 HICP Italy Italy hicp march 2014 2.218 % 0.335 %
 HICP Luxembourg Luxembourg hicp march 2014 0.040 % 0.765 %
 HICP Poland Poland hicp march 2014 0.159 % 0.558 %
 HICP Portugal Portugal hicp march 2014 1.387 % -0.394 %
 HICP Slovakia Slovakia hicp march 2014 -0.024 % -0.163 %
 HICP Slovenia Slovenia hicp march 2014 0.749 % 0.618 %
 HICP Spain Spain hicp march 2014 1.585 % -0.214 %
 HICP Sweden Sweden hicp march 2014 0.035 % -0.351 %
 HICP the Netherlands The Netherlands hicp march 2014 1.097 % 0.137 %
 HICP Turkey Turkey hicp march 2014 1.208 % 8.464 %
Popular CPI inflation figures
Summary CPI by country
Inflation Belgium CPI
Inflation Brazil CPI
Inflation China CPI
Inflation Germany CPI
Inflation France CPI
Inflation Great-Britain CPI
Inflation Italy CPI
Inflation Japan CPI
Inflation the Netherlands CPI
Inflation Russia CPI
Inflation Spain CPI
Inflation United States CPI
Popular HICP inflation figures
Summary HICP by country
Inflation Belgium HICP
Inflation Europe HICP
Inflation France HICP
Inflation Germany HICP
Inflation Great-Britain HICP
Inflation Greece HICP
Inflation Italy HICP
Inflation the Netherlands HICP
Inflation Portugal HICP
Inflation Spain HICP
Inflation Sweden HICP
Inflation Turkey HICP
Historic inflation figures
Inflation 2013
Inflation 2012
Inflation 2011
Inflation 2010
Inflation 2009
Inflation 2008
Inflation 2007
Inflation 2006
Inflation 2005
Inflation 2004
Inflation 2003
Inflation 2002
Inflation 2001
Inflation 2000
Inflation 1999

In order to be able to show the data on this page, we make use of a large number of sources of information that we believe to be reliable. For more information and our disclaimer, click here.

American inflation CPI1.51 %march 2014
English inflation CPI1.67 %march 2014
European inflation HICP0.47 %march 2014
German inflation CPI1.04 %march 2014
Japanese inflation CPI1.51 %february 2014
Chinese inflation CPI2.31 %march 2014
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