Japan Core Inflation Rate

Core Inflation Rate in Japan increased 1.30 percent in February of 2014 over the same month in the previous year. Core Inflation Rate in Japan is reported by the Statistics Bureau of Japan. Core Inflation Rate in Japan averaged 2.72 Percent from 1971 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 24.40 Percent in October of 1974 and a record low of -2.40 Percent in August of 2009. In Japan, the core inflation rate tracks changes in prices that consumers pay for a basket of goods which excludes prices of fresh food. This page provides - Japan Core Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-24

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
1.30 1.30 24.40 -2.40 1.50 | 2014/03 1971 - 2014 Percent Monthly
Price index, NSA


Japan Core Inflation Rate

CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2013-12-26 11:30 PM Japan
Core Inflation Rate YoY
Nov 2013 1.2% 0.9% 0.26%
2014-01-30 11:30 PM Japan
Core Inflation Rate YoY
Dec 2013 1.3% 1.2% 1.2% 1.1%
2014-02-27 11:30 PM Japan
Core Inflation Rate YoY
Jan 2014 1.3% 1.3% 1.3% 1.39%
2014-03-27 11:30 PM Japan
Core Inflation Rate YoY
Feb 2014 1.3% 1.3% 1.3% 1.37%
2014-04-25 12:30 AM Japan
Core Inflation Rate YoY
Mar 2014 1.3% 1.4% 1.5%
2014-05-20 12:30 AM Japan
Core Inflation Rate YoY
Apr 2014 2.35%

Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 100.70 2014-02-15 100.70 104.50 18.00 101.00 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.50 2014-02-15 100.40 104.10 32.00 101.00 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 109.10 2014-03-15 109.30 207.30 94.00 108.41 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Gdp Deflator 92.70 2013-11-15 89.60 112.70 89.60 91.97 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 127.40 2014-03-15 127.70 190.40 45.90 126.76 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 2014-02-15 -0.20 4.10 -1.10 0.10 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Producer Prices 102.80 2014-03-15 102.80 115.50 48.70 102.76 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate 1.50 2014-02-15 1.40 25.00 -2.52 1.50 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.30 2014-02-15 1.30 24.40 -2.40 1.50 2014-03-31 Percent [+]

Inflation Rate | Notes
The data given on this page shows an annual change in the Consumer Price Index. The CPI measures changes in the price level of consumer goods and services purchased by households. The CPI is calculated by taking price changes for each item in the predetermined basket of goods and services and averaging them. The items weight according to their importance. Depending on the country, the highest weights are usually given to the food, energy, housing, clothing, medical care, transportation and household equipment.


Japanese Trade Deficit Widens in March  
Japan’s trade gap increased to a wider-than-expected ¥ 1446.3 billion in March of 2014, up from a revised ¥ 802.5 billion deficit in the previous month and a ¥ 356.9 billion gap a year earlier, as energy imports continued to rise.
Bank of Japan Leaves Monetary Stimulus Unchanged  
At its April 8th, 2014 meeting, the Bank of Japan maintained its commitment to increase base money at an annual pace of 60 trillion to 70 trillion yen, as widely expected, despite a sales tax hike, saying the economy is recovering moderately.
Japan Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.6% in February  
Japan's jobless rate declined to the lowest in more than six years in February and the availability of jobs improved to the highest in more than six years.
Japan Annual Inflation Rate Up 1.5% in February  
The consumer price index for Japan in February 2014 was 100.7 (2010=100), the same level as the previous month, and up 1.5% over the year.
Japan Marks a Record 20-Month Run of Trade Deficits  
Japanese trade balance came to a deficit of ¥800.3 billion in February of 2014, narrower than a record gap of ¥2.8 trillion reported in January of 2014 but larger than a deficit of ¥781.3 billion reported in the same month of 2013.
BoJ Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
Bank of Japan decided on March 11th to leave the monetary policy steady and keep buying enough government bonds to boost monetary base at an annual pace of about 60-70 trillion yen, saying the economy was picking up.
Japan GDP Growth Revised Down to 0.2% in Q4  
Japan's economy expanded 0.2 percent in the last three months of 2014 from the previous quarter, revised down from a preliminary 0.3 percent expansion due to slower growth in capital spending and private consumption.
Japanese Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.7% in January  
Japan's jobless rate held steady at the lowest level in six years in January and the number of employed persons increased 0.5% to 62.62 million.
Japanese Inflation Rate Levells Off in January  
Japan's consumer price index increased 1.4 percent on a year in January, down from 1.6 percent reported a month earlier. The cost of energy, transportation and food increased the most while prices of housing and medical care decreased.
Japan Reports Record Trade Deficit in January  
Japanese trade deficit widened to 2.79 trillion yen in January of 2014 from 1.6 trillion yen reported in the same month of 2013. Imports surged 25 percent while exports grew only 9.5 percent.


Swiss Trade Surplus Narrows Further in March  
The trade surplus decreased 10.6 percent in March of 2014 from the previous month to CHF 2.1 billion as imports rose at a higher pace than exports. Compared with a year earlier, the trade balance increased by 17.2 percent, driven by stronger sales of pharmaceuticals and chemicals products, and machinery to Europe and China.
Polish Unemployment Rate Falls in March  
Poland’s jobless rate dropped for the second straight month in March of 2014 to 13.5 percent, down from 13.9 percent in February and below market forecasts. A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 14.3 percent.
South Korean Economy Expands at a Fastest Pace  
In the first quarter of 2014, South Korea’s GDP accelerated for the fourth straight quarter to an annual 3.9 percent growth rate, driven by exports.
South Korea GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q1  
South Korean GDP expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2014, the same rate recorded in the previous quarter and above market expectations.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Increases Interest Rate to 3.0%  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand lifted the benchmark interest rate for the second straight meeting by 25 bps to 3.0 percent, as inflationary pressures were increasing and were expected to continue doing so over the next two years.
US New Home Sales Fall Sharply in March  
Sales of new single-family houses dropped 14.5 percent in March of 2014 to their lowest level in eight months. Sales were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, below the revised February rate of 449,000.
US Markit Manufacturing PMI Steady in April  
At 55.4 in April, the Markit Flash U.S. Manufacturing PMI was down fractionally from 55.5 in March, but still well above the neutral 50.0 value. Sharper rates of output and new business growth boosted the Manufacturing PMI during April, while the main negative influence on the headline index was a rise in the suppliers’ delivery times component.
Bank of Thailand Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee left the benchmark interest rate on hold at 2.0 percent. Policymakers expect 2014 growth to be lower than previous assessed due to prolonged political unrest.
South Africa Inflation Rate Back to 6%  
South African annual consumer prices accelerated for the fourth straight month in March of 2014 to a six-month high 6 percent. On a monthly basis, prices advanced 1.3 percent, the fastest pace in five years.
Singapore Inflation Rate Edges Up in March  
Annual consumer prices rose 1.2 percent in March of 2014, up from a 0.4 percent increase in February, mainly due to a smaller fall in car prices. Contributions from all other major categories, except accommodation, were also slightly higher.

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