The Producer Price Index of Japan rose by 1.5 percent year-on-year in December 2018, slowing from a 2.3 percent increase in the previous month and below market expectations of 1.8 percent. It was the lowest producer inflation rate since March 2017, as prices eased for petroleum & coal products (4.7 percent vs 14.2 percent in November), chemicals (1.4 percent vs 2.6 percent), general purpose machinery (0.2 percent vs 0.8 percent), lumber wood products (1.1 percent vs 1.3 percent), iron & steel (4.4 percent vs 4.6 percent), and beverages & food (1.1 percent vs 1.2 percent). Additionally, cost declined further for information & communications equipment (-1.3 percent vs -1.0 percent) and non ferrous metals (-4.1 percent vs -3.6 percent). In contrast, prices rose at a faster pace for pulp & paper (3.3 percent vs 2.1 percent) and plastics (2.5 percent vs 2.4 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices fell 0.6 percent after a 0.3 percent drop in the prior month. Producer Prices Change in Japan averaged 1.42 percent from 1961 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 33.90 percent in February of 1974 and a record low of -8.60 percent in August of 2009.

Producer Prices Change in Japan is expected to be 2.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Producer Prices Change in Japan to stand at 2.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Producer Prices Change is projected to trend around 1.80 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-10 11:50 PM PPI YoY 3% 3% 2.9% 3%
2018-11-11 11:50 PM PPI YoY 2.9% 3% 2.8% 2.8%
2018-12-11 11:50 PM PPI YoY 2.3% 3.0% 2.4% 2.3%
2019-01-15 11:50 PM PPI YoY 1.5% 2.3% 1.8% 1.9%
2019-02-12 11:50 PM PPI YoY 1.5%
2019-03-12 11:50 PM PPI YoY
2019-04-09 11:50 PM PPI YoY 2.9%


Japan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.80 1.40 24.90 -2.50 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 0.20 4.10 -1.10 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.80 102.00 102.00 17.40 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.30 101.60 101.60 31.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.90 1.00 24.70 -2.40 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 101.10 104.10 120.00 87.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 101.50 102.10 112.50 47.40 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 97.90 98.10 207.30 84.10 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 104.40 103.30 190.40 45.90 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.50 2.40 31.60 -3.70 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 99.60 99.60 102.20 25.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 100.00 100.30 104.40 38.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.50 2.30 33.90 -8.60 percent [+]


Japan Producer Prices Change

Producer prices change refers to year over year change in price of goods and services sold by manufacturers and producers in the wholesale market during a given period. This page provides - Japan Producer Prices Change- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Producer Prices Change - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.50 2.30 33.90 -8.60 1961 - 2018 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 76.00 Nov/18
Australia 2.10 Sep/18
Brazil 10.80 Nov/18
Canada 2.80 Nov/18
China 0.90 Dec/18
Euro Area 4.00 Nov/18
France 2.60 Nov/18
Germany 3.30 Nov/18
India 3.80 Dec/18
Indonesia 5.06 Nov/18
Italy 4.50 Nov/18
Japan 1.50 Dec/18
Mexico 6.51 Nov/18
Netherlands 2.43 Nov/18
Russia 16.80 Nov/18
Saudi Arabia 16.20 Nov/18
Singapore 5.10 Nov/18
South Africa 6.80 Nov/18
South Korea 1.60 Nov/18
Spain 3.00 Nov/18
Switzerland 1.40 Nov/18
Turkey 33.64 Dec/18
United Kingdom 2.50 Dec/18
United States 2.50 Dec/18


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