Core consumer prices in Japan increased 0.70 percent in December of 2019 over the same month in the previous year.

Core Inflation Rate in Japan averaged 2.49 percent from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 24.70 percent in October of 1974 and a record low of -2.40 percent in August of 2009. This page provides - Japan Core Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: Statistics Bureau of Japan

Core Inflation Rate in Japan is expected to be 0.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Core Inflation Rate in Japan to stand at 1.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Core Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Japan Core Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.70 0.50 24.70 -2.40 1971 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-17 11:30 PM Sep 0.3% 0.5% 0.3% 0.4%
2019-11-21 11:30 PM Oct 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 0.5%
2019-12-19 11:30 PM Nov 0.5% 0.4% 0.5% 0.6%
2020-01-23 11:30 PM Dec 0.7% 0.5% 0.7% 0.6%
2020-02-20 11:30 PM Jan 0.7% 0.7%


News Stream
2019-11-22
Japan Core Inflation Rate Edges Up
Japan's core consumer prices, which include oil products but exclude fresh food prices, rose 0.4 percent from a year earlier in October 2019, slightly up from a 0.3 percent increase in the prior month and matching market expectations. Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.7 percent in October, rising from the 0.5 percent print for the previous month.

2019-10-17
Japan Core Inflation Declines to 29-Month Low
Japan's core consumer prices, which include oil products but exclude fresh food prices, rose 0.3 percent from a year earlier in September 2019, easing from a 0.5 percent in increase in the previous month and matching market expectations. That was the lowest rate since April 2017. Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in September, edging down from the 0.6 percent print for the previous month.

2019-06-21
Japan Core Inflation Rate Edges Down to 0.8% YoY
Japan's annual core consumer inflation, which excludes fresh food, went down to 0.8 percent in May 2019 from 0.9 percent in April to match market expectations. The figure came in well below the Bank of Japan's 2 percent target. The last time core inflation stood above 2 percent was March 2015. Excluding fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.5 percent year-on-year, down from 0.6 percent in the previous month.

2019-05-23
Japan Core Inflation Rate Edges Up to 0.9% YoY
Japan's annual core consumer inflation, which excludes fresh food, went up to 0.9 percent in April 2019 from 0.8 percent in March to match market expectations. The figure came in well below the Bank of Japan's 2 percent target. The last time core inflation stood above 2 percent was March 2015. Excluding fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.6 percent year-on-year, the most since June 2016.

2019-04-18
Japan March Core Inflation Rate Above Expectations
Japan's annual core consumer inflation, which excludes fresh food, went up to 0.8 percent in March 2019 from 0.7 percent in February and above market consensus of 0.7 percent. The figure came in well below the Bank of Japan's 2 percent target. The last time core inflation stood above 2 percent was March 2015. Excluding fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.4 percent, the same pace as for the previous two months.

2019-03-21
Japan Core Inflation Rate Edges Down to 0.7%
Japan's annual core consumer inflation, which excludes fresh food, returned to 0.7 percent in February 2019 after edging up to 0.8 percent in January, below market expectations of 0.8 percent. The figure came in well below the Bank of Japan's 2 percent target. Excluding fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.4 percent, the same pace as in January.


Japan Core Inflation Rate
In Japan, the core inflation rate tracks changes in prices that consumers pay for a basket of goods which excludes prices of fresh food.

Japan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.80 0.50 24.90 -2.50 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.20 4.10 -1.10 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.30 102.30 102.30 17.40 points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.20 102.20 102.20 31.00 points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.70 0.50 24.70 -2.40 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 101.70 104.70 120.00 87.80 points [+]
Producer Prices 102.30 102.20 112.50 47.40 points [+]
Export Prices 92.30 92.10 207.30 84.10 points [+]
Import Prices 93.30 92.60 190.40 45.90 points [+]
Food Inflation 1.90 1.50 31.60 -3.70 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.90 0.10 33.90 -8.60 percent [+]
Tokyo Cpi 102.10 102.20 104.30 31.30 points [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 100.40 100.30 102.20 25.50 points [+]
CPI Transportation 99.90 99.50 104.40 38.50 points [+]