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

Consumer prices in Japan rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in July of 2017, the same as in the prior three months and matching market consensus. Prices of food rose at a slower pace while cost of transport rebounded and cost of housing continued to decline. Core consumer prices, which exclude fresh food, edged up to 0.5 percent on the year from 0.4 percent in June and in line with market estimates. It was the highest level since March of 2015. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, the same as in the preceding two months. Inflation Rate in Japan averaged 3.04 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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Japan Inflation Rate Steady for 4th Month at 0.4%


Consumer prices in Japan rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in July of 2017, the same as in the prior three months and matching market consensus. Prices of food rose at a slower pace while cost of transport rebounded and cost of housing continued to decline.

In July, prices of food increased by 0.6 percent from a year earlier, following a 0.8 percent rise in June, namely, fresh food (-1.1 percent from 0.5 percent), fish and seafood (4.9 percent from 5.5 percent) and fresh fruits (0.9 percent from 1.3 percent). In addition, prices fell further for fresh vegetables (-6.6 percent from -4.0 percent).

Meantime, prices increased more than in a month earlier for fuel, light and water charges (4.3 percent from 3.5 percent in June), mainly due to higher electricity cost (6.1 percent from 4.9 percent). Also, cost rebounded for: transport & communication (0.1 percent from -0.1 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (0.1 percent from -0.1 percent). 

Cost rose less for medical care (0.1 percent from 0.3 percent) and was flat for clothing and footwear (from 0.2 percent) and culture and recreation (from -0.1 percent). Inflation was steady for education (0.4 percent). 

On the other hand, cost fell for: housing (-0.2 percent from -0.2 percent) and furniture and household utensils (-0.4 percent from -0.4 percent), 

Core consumer prices, which exclude fresh food, edged up to 0.5 percent on the year from 0.4 percent in June and in line with market estimates. It was the highest level since March of 2015.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, the same as in the preceding two months.

In Tokyo, consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in August, compared to a 0.1 percent rise in a month earlier while markets estimated a 0.3 percent increase. Core consumer prices, which exclude fresh food, increased 0.4 percent and above consensus of a 0.2 percent rise.

Statistics Japan | Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
8/25/2017 9:20:14 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-06-29 11:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.4% 0.4% 0.5% 0.3%
2017-07-27 11:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
2017-08-24 11:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.5%
2017-09-28 11:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.4% 0.7% 0.5%
2017-10-27 11:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.5%
2017-11-24 11:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.5%


Japan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.40 0.40 24.90 -2.50 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.00 4.10 -1.10 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.10 100.20 100.90 17.40 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.10 100.20 100.80 31.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.50 0.40 24.70 -2.40 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 103.90 101.00 119.90 87.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 98.80 98.80 112.50 47.40 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 94.60 95.00 207.30 84.10 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 89.90 91.10 190.40 45.90 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.60 0.80 31.60 -3.70 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.90 2.60 33.90 -8.60 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 99.70 99.70 102.20 25.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 98.50 98.30 104.40 38.50 Index Points [+]


Japan Inflation Rate

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 September of 2017.

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




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