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

The inflation rate in Japan was recorded at 2.20 percent in February of 2015. Inflation Rate in Japan averaged 3.15 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
2.20 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 Sunday, April 19, 2015.


Japanese Inflation Rate Slows Further in February


Consumer prices in Japan rose 2.2 percent on a year in February, down from 2.4 percent reported in the previous month amid declining oil prices and weak demand.

Core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices rose 2 percent, compared with 2.2 percent increase in the previous month. Core core consumer prices growth slowed to 2 percent in February from a year earlier compared with 2.1 percent reported in January.

Excluding the effect of last April's sales tax hike, core consumer price index was flat in February compared with a year earlier, the first time since May 2013 that it has stopped rising.

Year-on-year, the biggest price increases were reported for: food (+4.1 percent); fuel, light and water (+3.5 percent), culture and recreation (+3.5 percent) and clothes and footwear (+3.5 percent). Cost of furniture and household utensils grew by 1.6 percent,  education by +2.2 percent, medical care by 1.8 percent and housing by 0.3 percent. In contrast cost of transportation and communication decreased by 0.4 percent.  

Month-on-month, consumer prices declined by 0.2 percent, the same as in the previous month.

The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in March 2015 (preliminary) was 102.1 (2010=100), up 0.4 percent from the previous month, and up 2.3 percent over the year.

Statistics Japan | anna@tradingeconomics.com
3/27/2015 12:13:09 AM


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Japanese Inflation Rate Unchanged in December
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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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
2.2% 2.4% 2.3%
2015-05-01 12:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
2.2% 2.5%
2015-05-30 12:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
0.51%
2015-06-27 12:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  May
0.5%


Japan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.20 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 -0.20 4.10 -1.10 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.90 103.10 104.50 18.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.00 2.20 24.40 -2.40 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.50 102.60 104.10 32.00 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 94.90 91.50 113.00 87.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.50 103.20 115.50 48.70 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 113.00 112.20 207.30 94.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 117.10 114.80 190.40 45.90 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.10 4.20 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 8.13 Mar/15 7.70 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.20 Mar/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Mar/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Mar/15 0.09 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.17 Mar/15 5.37 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.38 Mar/15 6.29 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Mar/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.14 Mar/15 3.00 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.38 Mar/15 0.20 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.90 Mar/15 16.70 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Mar/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.70 Mar/15 -1.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.90 Mar/15 -0.80 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.61 Mar/15 7.55 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Mar/15 0.00 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Mar/15 0.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]