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

The inflation rate in Japan was recorded at 0.20 percent in July of 2015. Inflation Rate in Japan averaged 3.14 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 0.40 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 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. Content for - Japan Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Friday, September 4, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-26 12:30 AM May 0.5% 0.6% 0.5%
2015-07-31 12:30 AM Jun 0.4% 0.5% 0.3% 0.4%
2015-08-28 12:30 AM Jul 0.2% 0.4% 0.2% 0.3%
2015-09-26 12:30 AM Aug 0.2% 0.6%
2015-10-30 11:30 PM Sep 0.6%
2015-11-27 11:30 PM Oct 0.7%


Japan Inflation Rate Eases Further in July


Consumer prices in Japan rose 0.2 percent year-on-year in July of 2015, following a 0.4 percent increase in June and matching market consensus, mainly due to a further decline in cost of housing, fuel and transport and communication.

Year-on-year, prices of fuel, light and water charges recorded the highest decrease (-4.7 percent), followed by transportation and communication (-2.3 percent) and housing (-0.1 percent).

Upward pressures came from: cost of food (+ 2.5 percent), furniture and household utensils (+1.3 percent), clothing and footwear (+1.4 percent), medical care (+0.8 percent), education (+1.4 percent), education (+1.5 percent), culture and recreation (+1.2 percent) and miscellaneous (+0.7 percent).

Core consumer prices including oil products but excluding fresh food remaining flat in July from a year earlier, following a 0.1 percent increase in the previous month. The so-called core-core inflation which excludes food and energy prices rose 0.6 percent, the same as in June.

On a monthly basis, the inflation rate dropped 0.1 percent in July from 0.2 percent fall in the previous month.

In Tokyo, consumer prices rose 0.1 percent year-on-year in August, following a 0.2 percent rise in July. Core consumer prices fell 0.1 percent in August, following a 0.1 percent drop in a month earlier and it is the second annual decline since April 2013. Monthly inflation accelerated 0.2 percent, following a 0.2 percent decline in the preceding month.

Statistics Bureau of Japan l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
8/28/2015 2:36:17 AM


Recent Releases

Japan Inflation Rate Eases Further in June
Consumer prices in Japan rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in June of 2015, following a 0.5 percent increase in May. It is the lowest inflation since June of 2013, mainly due to a decline in cost of housing, fuel and transport and communication.
Published on 2015-07-31

Japan Inflation Rate at 2-Year Low
Consumer prices in Japan rose 0.5 percent year-on-year in May, following a 0.6 percent increase in April. The inflation slowed for the second straight month to the lowest since June of 2013 as lower fuel prices still weight down on the CPI.
Published on 2015-06-26

Japanese Inflation Rate Creeps Higher in April
Consumer prices in Japan rose 0.6 percent on a year in April, slowly increasing as the effects of last year's decline in oil prices deteriorates.
Published on 2015-05-29

Japanese Inflation Rate Rebounds in March
Consumer prices in Japan rose 2.3 percent on a year in March, up from 2.2 percent reported in the previous month and above market expectations.
Published on 2015-05-01


Japan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.20 0.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 -0.20 4.10 -1.10 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.70 103.80 104.50 18.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.00 0.10 24.40 -2.40 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 103.40 103.40 104.10 32.00 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 95.70 92.80 113.00 87.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.40 103.60 115.50 48.70 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 114.00 115.30 207.30 94.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 116.90 118.30 190.40 45.90 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.50 2.50 31.60 -3.70 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.50 Jun/15 1.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 9.56 Jul/15 8.89 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.30 Jul/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.60 Jul/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.20 Aug/15 0.20 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.20 Jul/15 0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.20 Aug/15 0.20 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 3.78 Jul/15 5.40 11.16 3.78 percent [+]
Indonesia 7.18 Aug/15 7.26 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.20 Aug/15 0.20 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.20 Jul/15 0.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 2.74 Jul/15 2.87 179.73 2.74 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Jul/15 1.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.60 Jul/15 15.30 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.70 Aug/15 0.70 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.40 Aug/15 0.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.40 Aug/15 -1.30 11.92 -1.40 percent [+]
Turkey 7.14 Aug/15 6.81 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.10 Jul/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States 0.20 Jul/15 0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]