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Antonyms for deflation

(geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind

a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices

the act of letting the air out of something

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Negative inflation was driven by lower prices in the categories of housing-water-electricity-gas and transport, as a result of low international oil prices, as well as by price declines in the categories of food, recreation--culture and household goods.
Low and negative inflation has eased some of the pressure on household finances in recent months.
contend with a negative inflation rate for the second time this year, dpa reported.
THE UK's brush with negative inflation came to an end after just a month as it rose to 0.
The inflation rate in the UK turned positive in May after a month of negative inflation, assisted by transport costs, the BBC reported on Tuesday.
BRITAIN'S dip into negative inflation is set to have lasted just a month, with official figures published tomorrow expected to show it turned positive again in May.
c A combination of very low and negative inflation, a low interest rate and rising household incomes could, according to some commentators, be about to spark something approaching an old-fashioned consumer boom.
With very low or negative inflation and a rising yield, it is likely that the change in real 10-yr Treasury rates will continue to increase.
TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "The first period of negative inflation in over half a century could signal there's something very wrong.
Rock-bottom low interest rates, negative inflation, low balance sheet leverage and access to syndicated bank lending means merger mania will continue in Europe.
For eight months in a row, the State Statistical Office has been measuring negative inflation rates.
BRITAIN is on the brink of negative inflation for the first time in half a century after figures showed the rise in the cost of living fell to zero last month.
In January, negative inflation annual rates were observed in twenty-three EU Member States Drop in prices of fuels for transport, heating oil and telecommunications had the biggest downward impacts on inflation, it noted.
A short period of negative inflation is likely to boost the economy but it could slow pay growth.
The fear of deflation is so great at the moment that many see the slide into negative inflation as being bad news, the idea being that it raises the expectation of generally lower prices for all goods and services and this stunts demand.