disinflation disinflation  /ˌdɪs ɪnf ˈleɪ ʃən/


  • (n) a reduction of prices intended to improve the balance of payments



  1. Recessions ordinarily lead to deflation or disinflation, which increase the real value of assets and act to end the recession by fostering spending.
  2. Investors look for new strategies to cope with disinflation Quickly dying are the days when cocktail-party chatter revolved around the rapidly appreciating value of a.
  3. Economists argue about what causes disinflation to morph into deflation.


  • Housing Starts, Permits, CPI All Miss

    Following last week's jump in headline PPI some expected a reversal in the recent trend of BLS-measured disinflation. No such luck: moments ago the BLS reported that according to its hedonic adjustments, May headline consumer price inflation rose by 0.1%, below expectations of a 0.2% increase, and up 1.4% from the prior year. Alternatively, core CPI, excluding food and energy rose by 0.2% in ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge


  1. "There is presently no threat of deflation," Trichet told a committee of the European Parliament on Wednesday. "We are currently witnessing is a process of disinflation, driven in particular by a sharp decline in commodity prices."
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Jean-Claude Trichet Source: Reuters

  2. The Fed needs to "keep inflation expectations from slipping to undesirably low levels in order to prevent unwanted disinflation," Vice Chairman Donald Kohn, 66, said Sept. 10 in Washington during a speech at the Brookings Institution.
    on Oct 1, 2009 By: Donald Kohn Source: Bloomberg

  3. "We had a period of remarkable disinflation" in the years following the end of the Cold War, when inflation rates declined, Greenspan, 81, said. "That period is now coming to an end."
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Alan Greenspan Source: Bloomberg

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