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

The inflation rate in Japan was recorded at 2.30 percent in March of 2015. Inflation Rate in Japan averaged 3.15 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
2.30 2.20 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 - Japan Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Japan Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Monday, May 25, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-02-26 11:30 PM Jan 2.4% 2.4% 2.3% 2.2%
2015-03-26 11:30 PM Feb 2.2% 2.4% 2.3%
2015-05-01 12:30 AM Mar 2.3% 2.2% 2.3%
2015-05-29 12:30 AM Apr 2.3% 0.51%
2015-06-27 12:30 AM May 0.5%
2015-07-25 12:30 AM Jun 0.48%


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.

Year-on-year, the biggest price increases were reported for: food (+4.2 percent); fuel, light and water (+3.6 percent), culture and recreation (+3.8 percent) and clothes and footwear (+3.7 percent). Cost of furniture and household utensils grew by 2.4 percent,  education by 2.2 percent, medical care by 1.7 percent and housing by 0.3 percent. Cost of transportation and communication rose 0.2 percent compared with 0.4 percent decline reported in February. 

Core consumer prices, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices, rose 2.2 percent in March from a year earlier. When stripped of the impact from a recent sales tax hike, the core inflation was 0.2 percent. It had fallen to zero year-on-year in February.The so-called core-core inflation index, which excludes food and energy prices rose 2.1 percent in the year to March.

The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in April 2015 (preliminary) was 102.5 (2010=100), up 0.4% from the previous month, and up 0.7% over the year.

Statistics Japan | anna@tradingeconomics.com
5/1/2015 1:04:10 AM


Recent Releases

Japanese Inflation Rate Slows Further in February
Consumer prices in Japan rose 2.2 percent on a year in February, down from 2.4 percent reported in the previous month amid declining oil prices and weak demand. Published on 2015-03-27

Japaniese Inflation Rate Unchanged in January
Consumer prices in Japan rose 2.4 percent on a year in January, the same as in the previous two months as declining global oil prices continued to weight on the upward pressure. Published on 2015-02-27


Japan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.30 2.20 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 -0.20 4.10 -1.10 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.30 102.90 104.50 18.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.20 2.00 24.40 -2.40 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 103.00 102.50 104.10 32.00 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 92.70 94.90 113.00 87.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.60 103.50 115.50 48.70 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 112.50 113.00 207.30 94.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 114.80 116.90 190.40 45.90 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.20 4.10 31.60 -3.70 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Feb/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.17 Apr/15 8.13 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 0.80 Apr/15 1.20 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.50 Apr/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.00 Apr/15 -0.10 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.10 Apr/15 -0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.50 Apr/15 0.30 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.87 Apr/15 5.25 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.79 Apr/15 6.38 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.10 Apr/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.30 Mar/15 2.20 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.06 Apr/15 3.14 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.60 Apr/15 0.38 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.40 Apr/15 16.90 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Apr/15 0.40 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.60 Apr/15 -0.70 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.10 Apr/15 -0.90 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.91 Apr/15 7.61 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom -0.10 Apr/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States -0.20 Apr/15 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]