Japan Inflation Rate

The inflation rate in Japan was recorded at 1.50 percent in February of 2014. Inflation Rate in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications. 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. 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. 2014-04-20

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
1.50 1.40 25.00 -2.52 1.50 | 2014/03 1958 - 2014 Percent Monthly

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Japan Inflation Rate
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2013-12-26 11:30 PM Japan
Inflation Rate YoY
NOV 2013 1.5% 1.1% 1.11%
2014-01-30 11:30 PM Japan
Inflation Rate YoY
Dec 2013 1.6% 1.5% 1.59%
2014-02-27 11:30 PM Japan
Inflation Rate YoY
Jan 2014 1.4% 1.6% 1.7%
2014-03-27 11:30 PM Japan
Inflation Rate YoY
Feb 2014 1.5% 1.4% 1.5% 1.6%
2014-04-25 12:30 AM Japan
Inflation Rate YoY
Mar 2014 1.5% 1.5%
2014-05-30 12:30 AM Japan
Inflation Rate YoY
Apr 2014 2.6%
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Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 100.70 2014-02-15 100.70 104.50 18.00 101.00 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.50 2014-02-15 100.40 104.10 32.00 101.00 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 109.10 2014-03-15 109.30 207.30 94.00 108.41 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Gdp Deflator 92.70 2013-11-15 89.60 112.70 89.60 91.97 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 127.40 2014-03-15 127.70 190.40 45.90 126.76 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 2014-02-15 -0.20 4.10 -1.10 0.10 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Producer Prices 102.80 2014-03-15 102.80 115.50 48.70 102.76 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate 1.50 2014-02-15 1.40 25.00 -2.52 1.50 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.30 2014-02-15 1.30 24.40 -2.40 1.50 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
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Japan Annual Inflation Rate Up 1.5% in February

The consumer price index for Japan in February 2014 was 100.7 (2010=100), the same level as the previous month, and up 1.5% over the year.

On a year, the biggest price increases were reported for fuel, light and water charges (+5.8 percent), miscellaneous (+3.4 percent), food (+2 percent), culture and recreation (+1.6 percent), transportation and communication (+1.3 percent) and Furniture and household utensils (+2.1 percent). Cost of housing (-0.3 percent) and medical care (-0.5 percent) decreased

Japan's core consumer prices which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices rose 1.3 percent in February from a year earlier, posting a ninth straight month of gains.

The so-called core-core inflation index, which excludes food and energy prices rose 0.8 percent in the year to February.
 
The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in March 2014 (preliminary) was 99.8 (2010=100), up 0.4% from the previous month, and up 1.3% over the year. Core consumer prices in Tokyo, available a month before the nationwide data, rose 1.0 percent in March from a year earlier. That followed a 0.9 percent rise in February.

Statistics Bureau of Japan | anna@tradingeconomics.com
3/27/2014 11:53:00 PM

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Japan's Annual Inflation Rate Rises to 1.6% in December
The consumer price index for Japan in December 2013 was 100.9 (2010=100), up 0.1% from the previous month, and up 1.6% over the year. Published on 2014-01-31


Inflation Rate | Notes
The data given on this page shows an annual change in the Consumer Price Index. The CPI measures changes in the price level of consumer goods and services purchased by households. The CPI is calculated by taking price changes for each item in the predetermined basket of goods and services and averaging them. The items weight according to their importance. Depending on the country, the highest weights are usually given to the food, energy, housing, clothing, medical care, transportation and household equipment.


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