Japan Inflation Rate  1958-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Japan increased 0.4 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, higher than a 0.3 percent rise in December and in line with market expectations. Transportation cost posted the first annual gain since March of 2015 and prices went up faster for clothing and footwear and recreation and culture. Core consumer prices which exclude fresh food rose 0.1 percent on the year, following a flat reading in December. It is the first annual rise since December of 2015. Inflation Rate in Japan averaged 3.06 percent from 1958 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 24.90 percent in February of 1974 and a record low of -2.50 percent in October of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-26 11:30 PM Nov 0.5% 0.1% 0.1%
2017-01-26 11:30 PM Dec 0.3% 0.5% 0.2% 0.3%
2017-03-02 11:30 PM Jan 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 0.3%
2017-03-30 11:30 PM Feb 0.4% 0.2%
2017-04-27 11:30 PM Mar 0.2%
2017-05-26 11:30 PM Apr 0.3%




Japan Inflation Rate Rises To 0.4% In January


Consumer prices in Japan increased 0.4 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, higher than a 0.3 percent rise in December and in line with market expectations. Transportation cost posted the first annual gain since March of 2015 and prices went up faster for clothing and footwear and recreation and culture. Core consumer prices which exclude fresh food rose 0.1 percent on the year, following a flat reading in December. It is the first annual rise since December of 2015.

Year-on-year, prices rebounded for transportation and communication (0.3 percent from -0.7 percent in December), mainly private transportation (2.5 percent from 0.4 percent). In addition, inflation rose for recreation and culture (0.9 percent from 0.5 percent), clothing and footwear (1.1 percent from 0.6 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (0.4 percent from 0.3 percent). In contrast, prices rose at a slower pace for food (1.8 percent from 2.5 percent), namely fresh food (8 percent from 13.8 percent). Inflation also slowed for medical care (0.5 percent from 0.8 percent) and was steady at 1.5 percent for education. Prices of fuel, light and water charges fell less (-3.4 percent from -4.8 percent) and declined 0.2 percent for housing, the same as in December.
 
On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent, following a 0.2 percent decline in December.
 
In Tokyo, consumer prices fell 0.3 percent in February, following a 0.1 percent gain in January and worse than expectations of a 0.1 percent drop. Core consumer prices, which exclude fresh food, also declined 0.3 percent from a year earlier, the same as in the previous month and compared to expectations of a 0.2 percent drop. 

Statistics Japan l Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
3/3/2017 12:39:07 AM



Japan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.40 0.30 24.90 -2.50 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 -0.20 4.10 -1.10 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.00 100.10 100.90 17.40 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 99.60 99.80 100.80 31.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.10 -0.20 24.70 -2.40 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 104.50 101.10 119.90 87.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 97.90 97.70 115.50 48.70 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 95.00 95.50 207.30 84.10 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 92.90 92.30 190.40 45.90 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.80 2.50 31.60 -3.70 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.00 0.50 33.90 -8.60 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 98.40 98.40 104.40 38.50 Index Points [+]



Japan Inflation Rate Notes

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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.30 24.90 -2.50 1958 - 2017 percent Monthly
2015=100



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