Japan Inflation Rate 1958-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Japan was recorded at 2.90 percent in October of 2014. 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. 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
2.90 3.20 25.00 -2.52 1958 - 2014 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 Monday, December 22, 2014.


Japan Annual Inflation Rate Eases Further in October


Nationwide consumer prices in Japan rose 2.9 percent in October from a year ago, the lowest rate since April when the increase in sales tax took place.

Year-on-year, the biggest price increases were reported for: fuel, light and water (+4.8 percent); culture and recreation (+4.6 percent); ; furniture and household utensils (+3.9 percent); food (+3.8 percent); transportation and communication (+3.2 percent); clothes and footwear (+3.1 percent) and education (+2.2 percent). Cost of housing grew only 0.2 percent.


Core consumer prices rose 2.9 percent from a year earlier, easing further from a 3 percent increase reported in the previous month. The so-called core-core inflation index, which excludes food and energy prices rose 2.2 percent, down from 2.3 percent reported in September.

Month-on-month, consumer prices declined 0.3 percent as compared to 0.2 percent rise in September. 

The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in November 2014 (preliminary) was 101.8 (2010=100), down 0.4 percent from the previous month, and up 2.1 percent over the year.


Statistics Bureau Japan | anna@tradingeconomics.com
11/28/2014 12:24:10 AM


Recent Releases

Japan Annual Inflation Rate at 6-Month Low in September
The consumer price index for Japan in September 2014 was 103.9 (2010=100), up 0.2 percent from the previous month, and up 3.2 percent over the year. Published on 2014-10-30

Japan Inflation Rate Eases in August
The consumer price index for Japan in August of 2014 was 103.6 (2010=100), up 0.2 percent from the previous month, and up 3.3 percent over the year. In July, the annual price index was recorded at 3.4 percent Published on 2014-09-26


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-09-26 12:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Aug
3.3% 3.4% 3.4% 3.29%
2014-10-30 11:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Sep
3.2% 3.3% 3.2% 3%
2014-11-27 11:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Oct
2.9% 3.2% 2.7%
2014-12-25 11:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Nov
2.9% 3%
2015-01-29 11:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
3%
2015-02-26 11:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan


Japan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.90 3.20 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.30 0.20 4.10 -1.10 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.60 103.90 104.50 18.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.90 3.00 24.40 -2.40 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 103.60 103.50 104.10 32.00 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 91.40 94.10 112.70 89.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 105.30 105.50 115.50 48.70 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 116.00 111.00 207.30 94.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 131.30 128.00 190.40 45.90 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.80 5.10 31.60 -3.70 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 2.30 Aug/14 3.00 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 6.56 Nov/14 6.59 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 2.00 Nov/14 2.40 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Nov/14 1.60 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.30 Nov/14 0.40 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.30 Nov/14 0.50 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.57 Nov/14 0.80 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.38 Nov/14 5.52 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.23 Nov/14 4.83 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.19 Nov/14 0.10 25.64 -2.44 percent [+]
Japan 2.90 Oct/14 3.20 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 4.17 Nov/14 4.30 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Nov/14 1.10 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 9.10 Nov/14 8.30 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 1.00 Nov/14 1.20 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.40 Nov/14 -0.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.10 Nov/14 0.00 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 9.15 Nov/14 8.96 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 1.00 Nov/14 1.30 8.50 0.50 percent [+]
United States 1.30 Nov/14 1.70 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]