Japan Inflation Rate

The inflation rate in Japan was recorded at 3.60 percent in June of 2014. Inflation Rate in Japan averaged 3.16 Percent from 1958 until 2014, 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
3.60 3.70 25.00 -2.52 1958 - 2014 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.


Japan Inflation Rate Slows in June


Japan's annual inflation rate declined to 3.6 percent in June of 2014 from 3.7 percent in May, slightly easing the effect of sales tax hike in April.

Year-on-year, cost of fuel, light and water charges eased to 8.1 percent in June, following a 8.9 percent increase in May. Cost of furniture and household utensils rose 5.1 percent after gaining 5.4 percent in May. Food prices also increased 5.1 percent following a 5.3 percent rise in the previous month.

In the Tokyo region, core inflation rate rose by an annual 2.8 percent in July, the same rate recorded in June, while the nationwide core inflation slowed to 3.3 percent in June from 3.4 percent in May.
 
On a monthly basis, Japan inflation rate fell 0.1 percent from a 0.4 percent gain in May.

Statistics Japan l Rida l rida@tradingeconomics.com
7/25/2014 11:17:22 AM


Recent Releases

Japan Inflation Hits New 23-Year High
The nationwide annual inflation rate accelerated to 3.7 percent in May from 3.4 percent in April, as the effects of a sales tax increase continues to push consumer prices up. However, prices in Tokyo fell 0.2 percent from May to June, suggesting that national inflation will probably slowdown in the coming months. Published on 2014-06-27

Japan Inflation Rate Accelerates to 23-Year High
The nationwide annual consumer prices surged 3.4 percent in April of 2014, the highest rate since 1991, following the sales tax increase at the beginning of that month. Published on 2014-05-30


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-04-25 12:30 AM Japan
Inflation Rate YoY
Mar 2014 1.6% 1.5% 1.5%
2014-05-30 12:30 AM Japan
Inflation Rate YoY
Apr 2014 3.4% 1.6% 3.43% 2.6%
2014-06-27 12:30 AM Japan
Inflation Rate YoY
May 2014 3.7% 3.4% 2.6%
2014-07-25 12:30 AM Japan
Inflation Rate YoY
Jun 2014 3.6% 3.7% 3.5%
2014-08-29 12:30 AM Japan
Inflation Rate YoY
Jul 2014 3.6% 2.39%


Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.60 3.70 25.00 -2.52 Percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 0.40 4.10 -1.10 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 103.40 103.50 104.50 18.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 3.30 3.40 24.40 -2.40 Percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 103.40 103.40 104.10 32.00 Index Points [+]
Gdp Deflator 89.50 92.60 112.70 89.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 106.30 106.10 115.50 48.70 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 108.30 108.30 207.30 94.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 126.30 126.10 190.40 45.90 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 5.10 5.30 31.60 -3.70 Percent [+]





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