Japan Inflation Rate 1958-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Japan was recorded at 2.40 percent in January of 2015. Inflation Rate in Japan averaged 3.16 percent from 1958 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 25 percent in February of 1974 and a record low of -2.52 percent in October of 2009. Inflation Rate in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications.

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Japan Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.40 2.40 25.00 -2.52 1958 - 2015 percent Monthly
2010=100
In Japan, the most important categories in the consumer price index are Food (25 percent of total weight) and Housing (21 percent). Transportation and communications accounts for 14 percent; Culture and recreation for 11.5 percent; Fuel, light and water charges for 7 percent; Medical care for 4.3 percent; Clothes and footwear for 4 percent. Furniture and household utensils, Education and Miscellaneous goods and services account for the remaining. This page provides - Japan Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Japan Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Friday, March 6, 2015.


Japaniese Inflation Rate Unchanged in January


Consumer prices in Japan rose 2.4 percent on a year in January, the same as in the previous two months as declining global oil prices continued to weight on the upward pressure.

Core consumer prices slowed to 2.2 percent in January from a year earlier compared with 2.5 percent increase reported in December. Core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices rose 2.1 percent, the same as in the previous two months.

Excluding the impact from increase in the sales tax in April, core prices were up just 0.2 percent, the slowest pace since May 2013 and well below the Bank of Japan's 2 percent target for the coming fiscal year. A month ago the rate was 0.5 percent.

Year-on-year, the biggest price increases were reported for: food (+4.2 percent); fuel, light and water (+3.9 percent), culture and recreation (+3.4 percent), furniture and household utensils (+2.5 percent); clothes and footwear (+3.9 percent). Cost of transportation and communication increased by 0.4 percent, education by 2.2 percent, medical care by 1.7 percent and housing by 0.2 percent.

Core consumer prices in Tokyo, available a month before the nationwide data, are expected to rise 2.3 percent in January.

Anna Fedec | anna@tradingeconomics.com
2/27/2015 12:24:05 AM


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Japanese Inflation Rate Unchanged in December
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Japan Inflation Eases Again in November
Japan’s consumer prices rose 2.4 percent on a year in November dragged down to its lowest level in eight months by sharp decline in oil prices and sluggish consumer spending. Published on 2014-12-26


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-12-25 11:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Nov
2.4% 2.9% 3%
2015-01-29 11:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
2.4% 2.4% 2.1%
2015-02-26 11:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
2.4% 2.4% 2.3% 2.2%
2015-03-26 11:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
2.4% 2.45%
2015-04-25 12:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
2.5%
2015-05-30 12:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
1.51%


Japan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.40 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 0.10 4.10 -1.10 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.10 103.30 104.50 18.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.20 2.50 24.40 -2.40 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.60 103.20 104.10 32.00 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 94.80 91.50 113.00 87.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.30 104.70 115.50 48.70 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 113.70 116.60 207.30 94.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 121.60 129.40 190.40 45.90 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.20 3.10 31.60 -3.70 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.70 Nov/14 2.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 7.14 Jan/15 6.41 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Jan/15 1.50 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 0.80 Jan/15 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.30 Feb/15 -0.60 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.40 Jan/15 0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.10 Feb/15 -0.40 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.11 Jan/15 5.00 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.29 Feb/15 6.96 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.19 Feb/15 -0.60 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.40 Jan/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.07 Jan/15 4.08 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.10 Feb/15 0.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.70 Feb/15 15.00 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.50 Feb/15 0.80 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -1.10 Feb/15 -1.30 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.50 Jan/15 -0.30 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.55 Feb/15 7.24 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.30 Jan/15 0.50 8.50 0.30 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Jan/15 0.80 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]