Bob Cropf

Deflation heats up in the UK

In economics on May 20, 2009 at 8:09 AM

Troubling news wafts across the pond as the signs indicate that deflation is the biggest problem facing the British economy now. According to the Telegraph, a British newspaper, deflation is at the lowest level since 1948, just three years after World War Two ended. Leading the decline in prices is the collapse in the housing market and falling energy and food prices. The article goes on to point out that:

Deflation poses a further threat to the economy if people expect prices to fall further and put purchasing plans on hold which can, if the trend persists, lead to lower output and even more job losses.

So far, the deflationary wolf has not succeeded in entering our door. However, as the situation in the UK develops, there may be a growing chance that it will become a problem here too.

  1. Awesome, I didn’t know about this topic until now. Thx!!

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