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

Consumer prices in Japan rose 0.2 percent year-on-year in October of 2017, following a 0.7 percent increase in the prior two months and matching market consensus. It was the lowest inflation rate since March, as cost of transport was flat while prices of food fell for the first time since June 2013 and cost of housing continued to decline. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, the same as in September. Inflation Rate in Japan averaged 3.03 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 at 7-Month Low of 0.2% in October


Consumer prices in Japan rose 0.2 percent year-on-year in October of 2017, following a 0.7 percent increase in the prior two months and matching market consensus. It was the lowest inflation rate since March, as cost of transport was flat while prices of food fell for the first time since June 2013 and cost of housing continued to decline.

In October, prices of food declined by 1.3 percent year-on-year (after a 1.0 percent rise in September), namely, fresh food (-12.1 percent from 1.2 percent), fish and seafood (5.3 percent from 5.6 percent) and fresh fruits (-5.4 percent from 3.6 percent). Also, prices fell at a faster rate for dairy product and eggs (--0.5 percent from -0.4 percent).

Meantime, prices increased less for medical care (1.6 percent from 1.8 percent), while went up at a faster pace for: fuel, light and water charges (6.2 percent from 6.0 percent), as cost of of electricity was steady (at 7.9 percent) and miscellaneous (0.2 percent from 0.1 percent)

Cost was flat for transport & communication (the same as in a month earlier) and inflation was steady for education (at 0.4 percent).

On the other hand, cost fell for: housing (-0.1 percent from -0.2 percent); furniture and household utensils (-0.3 percent from -0.2 percent); clothes and footwear (-0.1 percent from -0.3 percent) and culture and recreation (-0.1 percent from 0.2 percent).

Core consumer prices, which exclude fresh food, went up 0.8 percent from a year earlier, after a 0.7 percent rise in Septemberthe same pace as in August and in line with estimates. It was the highest figure since March of 2015.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, the same as in September.

In Tokyo, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent year-on-year while markets estimated a 0.1 percent fall. Core consumer prices, which exclude fresh food went up by 0.6 percent and in line with consensus.

Statistics Japan l Rida Husna |
12/1/2017 12:13:58 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-28 11:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.7% 0.4% 0.7% 0.5%
2017-10-26 11:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.8%
2017-11-30 11:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.2% 0.7% 0.2% 0.4%
2017-12-25 11:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.2% 0.8%
2018-01-26 11:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY
2018-03-02 11:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY


Japan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.20 0.70 24.90 -2.50 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.00 4.10 -1.10 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.60 100.50 100.90 17.40 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.60 100.30 100.80 31.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.80 0.70 24.70 -2.40 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 101.30 104.00 120.00 87.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 99.80 99.40 112.50 47.40 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 97.40 97.20 207.30 84.10 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 95.10 94.10 190.40 45.90 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -1.30 1.00 31.60 -3.70 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 99.70 99.70 102.20 25.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 98.40 97.80 104.40 38.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.50 3.40 33.90 -8.60 percent [+]


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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.70 24.90 -2.50 1958 - 2017 percent Monthly
2015=100




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