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

Year-on-year, the biggest price increases were reported for: fuel, light and water charges (+6.4 percent); food (+4.9 percent); furniture and household utensils (+4.6 percent); culture and recreation (+4.5 percent); transportation and communication (+2.8 percent); clothes and footwear (+2.7 percent) and education (+2.3 percent).

Japan's core consumer prices rose 3.1 percent in August from a year earlier, easing from a 3.3 percent increase in the previous month. The so-called core-core inflation index, which excludes food and energy prices rose 2.3 percent, unchanged from July.

The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in September 2014 (preliminary) was 102.3 (2010=100), up 0.2 percent from a month ago, and up 2.9 percent over the year. Core consumer prices in Tokyo, available a month before the nationwide data, rose 2.6 percent in September from a year earlier.

Japan Inflation Rate Eases in August

Statistics Japan l Rida l rida@tradingeconomics.com
9/26/2014 2:48:16 AM