Japan's consumer prices rose by 0.2 percent year-on-year in September 2021, rebounding from a 0.4 percent drop a month earlier and posting the first annual gain since August 2020. There were rises in cost of food (0.9 percent vs -1.1 percent in August), housing (0.7 percent, the same as in August), fuel, light and water charges (4.4 percent vs 2.5 percent), furniture and household utensils (1.7 percent vs 2.9 percent), culture & recreation (3.3 percent vs 3.7 percent), and miscellaneous (1.2 percent, the same as in August). On the other hand, prices continued to fall for both transportation & communication (-6.4 percent vs -6.6 percent) and medical care (-0.2 percent vs -0.1 percent). Core consumer prices, which exclude fresh food, edged up 0.1 percent, the first month of increase since March 2020 on the back of rising fuel prices. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.4 percent in September, the most since January. source: Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications

Inflation Rate in Japan averaged 2.86 percent from 1958 until 2021, 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. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Japan is expected to be 0.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 0.70 percent in 2022 and 1.40 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Inflation Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-09-23 11:30 PM Aug -0.4% -0.3% -0.1%
2021-10-21 11:30 PM Sep 0.2% -0.4% -0.3%
2021-11-18 11:30 PM Oct 0.2%


News Stream
Japan Consumer Prices Rise for 1st Time in 13 Months
Japan's consumer prices rose by 0.2 percent year-on-year in September 2021, rebounding from a 0.4 percent drop a month earlier and posting the first annual gain since August 2020. There were rises in cost of food (0.9 percent vs -1.1 percent in August), housing (0.7 percent, the same as in August), fuel, light and water charges (4.4 percent vs 2.5 percent), furniture and household utensils (1.7 percent vs 2.9 percent), culture & recreation (3.3 percent vs 3.7 percent), and miscellaneous (1.2 percent, the same as in August). On the other hand, prices continued to fall for both transportation & communication (-6.4 percent vs -6.6 percent) and medical care (-0.2 percent vs -0.1 percent). Core consumer prices, which exclude fresh food, edged up 0.1 percent, the first month of increase since March 2020 on the back of rising fuel prices. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.4 percent in September, the most since January.
2021-10-21
Japan Consumer Prices Drop for 11th Month
Japan's consumer prices declined by 0.4% yoy in August 2021, after a 0.3% drop a month earlier. This was the eleventh straight month of decrease in consumer prices, amid weakening consumption due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Food prices fell 1.1%, the most in four months, after a 0.6% decrease in July. Also, cost of transportation & communication declined at a steeper rate (-6.6% vs -5.4%) amid a slower fall in prices of medical care (-0.1% vs -0.5%). In contrast, cost rose further for housing (0.7% vs 0.6%), fuel, light and water charges (2.5% vs 2.2%), furniture and household utensils (2.9% vs 2.4%), culture & recreation (3.7% vs 1.9%), education (1.2% vs 1.1%), and miscellaneous (1.2% vs 1.2%). Core consumer prices, which exclude fresh food, were flat in August, in line with forecasts and ending a decrease for the first time in 13 months. On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped by 0.2%, swinging from a 0.2% gain in June.
2021-09-23
Japan Consumer Prices Fall for 10th Month
Japan's consumer prices declined by 0.3% yoy in July 2021, after a revised 0.5% drop a month earlier. This was the tenth straight month of decrease in consumer prices, amid weakening consumption due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Cost fell further for both transportation & communication (-5.4% vs -5.4%) and medical care (-0.5% vs -0.6%). At the same time, food prices fell 0.6%, compared to a revised flat reading in June. In contrast, there were rises in cost of housing (0.6% vs 0.6%), fuel, light and water charges (2.2% vs 1%), furniture and household utensils (2.4% vs 1.6%), culture & recreation (1.9% vs flat reading), education (1.1% vs 1.4%), and miscellaneous (1.2% vs 1%). Core consumer prices, which exclude fresh food, dropped 0.2% yoy, the 12th straight month of fall and compared with market consensus of a 0.4% decline. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2% following a downwardly revised 0.1% rise in June.
2021-08-20

Japan Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Inflation Rate 0.20 percent Sep/21 -0.40 24.90 -2.50
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 percent Sep/21 -0.20 4.10 -1.10
Core Inflation Rate 0.10 percent Sep/21 0.00 24.70 -2.40
Food Inflation 0.90 percent Sep/21 -1.10 31.60 -3.70
CPI Transportation 93.50 points Sep/21 93.80 105.70 39.00
Tokyo Cpi 100.10 points Sep/21 99.80 102.50 30.80
Cpi Core Core -0.50 percent Sep/21 -0.50 23.90 -1.70


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.