Japan Inflation Rate  1958-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Japan rose 0.2 percent year-on-year in December of 2015, easing from a 0.3 percent growth in the previous month, as cost of food grew at a slower pace while lower prices of energy, transportation and housing dragged the inflation down. Inflation Rate in Japan averaged 3.12 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.30 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 the latest reported value for - Japan Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-26 11:30 PM Oct 0.3% 0.0% 0% 0%
2015-12-24 11:30 PM Nov 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
2016-01-28 11:30 PM Dec 0.2% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
2016-02-25 11:30 PM Jan 0.2% 0.16%
2016-03-24 11:30 PM Feb 0.15%
2016-04-30 11:30 PM Mar 0.15%

Japan Inflation Rate Eases to 0.2% in December


Consumer prices in Japan rose 0.2 percent year-on-year in December of 2015, easing from a 0.3 percent growth in the previous month, as cost of food grew at a slower pace while lower prices of energy, transportation and housing dragged the inflation down.

Year-on-year, cost of food rose at a slower 2.4 percent, compared to a 2.9 percent growth in November. While prices of fuel, light and water charges dropped 6.6 percent, cost of transportation and communication fell 2.8 percent and housing prices declined slightly by 0.1 percent.

Additional upward pressure came from: furniture and household utensils (+2.3 percent); culture and recreation (+2.2 percent); clothes and footwear (+1.8 percent); education (+1.5 percent); medical care (+0.8 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (+0.7 percent).

Excluding fresh food items, consumer prices rose 0.1 percent while excluding food and energy prices rose by 0.8 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined slightly by 0.1 percent.

In Tokyo, consumer prices dropped 0.3 percent year-on-year in January. Core consumer prices which exclude fresh food fell 0.1 percent.

Statistics Bureau of Japan l Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
1/28/2016 11:46:54 PM

Japan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.20 0.30 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 -0.30 4.10 -1.10 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.50 103.50 104.50 18.00 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 103.30 103.40 104.10 32.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.10 0.10 24.40 -2.40 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 93.10 95.70 113.00 87.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 101.10 101.40 115.50 48.70 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 108.40 109.60 207.30 94.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 105.50 108.70 190.40 45.90 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.40 2.90 31.60 -3.70 percent [+]




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