average inflation rate


average inflation rate
average inflation rate UK US noun [C] ECONOMICS
the average rate at which the prices of goods and services change within a year, for example, when comparing different countries: »

Inflation in the smaller OECD countries fell last year, and this year the average inflation rate looks set to fall further.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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