Japan Inflation Rate 1958-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Japan was recorded at 3.30 percent in August 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.

   
 
 

Japan Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.30 3.40 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. Content for - Japan Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.


Japan Inflation Rate Eases in August


The consumer price index for Japan in August of 2014 was 103.6 (2010=100), up 0.2 percent from the previous month, and up 3.3 percent over the year. In July, the annual price index was recorded at 3.4 percent

Year-on-year, the biggest price increases were reported for: fuel, light and water charges (+6.4 percent); food (+4.9 percent); furniture and household utensils (+4.6 percent); culture and recreation (+4.5 percent); transportation and communication (+2.8 percent); clothes and footwear (+2.7 percent) and education (+2.3 percent).

Japan's core consumer prices rose 3.1 percent in August from a year earlier, easing from a 3.3 percent increase in the previous month. The so-called core-core inflation index, which excludes food and energy prices rose 2.3 percent, unchanged from July.

The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in September 2014 (preliminary) was 102.3 (2010=100), up 0.2 percent from a month ago, and up 2.9 percent over the year. Core consumer prices in Tokyo, available a month before the nationwide data, rose 2.6 percent in September from a year earlier.

Statistics Japan l Rida l rida@tradingeconomics.com
9/26/2014 2:48:16 AM


Recent Releases

Japan Inflation Rate Rises 3.4% in July
The consumer price index for Japan in July 2014 was 103.4 (2010=100), the same level as the previous month, and up 3.4% over the year. Published on 2014-08-29

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. Published on 2014-07-25


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
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 3.4% 3.6% 3.7%
2014-09-26 12:30 AM Japan
Inflation Rate YoY
Aug 2014 3.3% 3.4% 3.4% 3.29%
2014-10-29 11:30 PM Japan
Inflation Rate YoY
Sep 2014 3.3% 3%


Japan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.30 3.40 25.00 -2.52 Percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.00 4.10 -1.10 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.60 103.40 104.50 18.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 3.10 3.30 24.40 -2.40 Percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 103.50 103.50 104.10 32.00 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 94.10 89.50 112.70 89.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 106.60 106.30 115.50 48.70 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 108.20 108.30 207.30 94.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 126.20 126.40 190.40 45.90 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.90 4.50 31.60 -3.70 Percent [+]