Japan's consumer price inflation inched lower to 0.2 percent year-on-year in January 2019 from 0.3 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It was the lowest inflation rate since October 2017, amid further decreases in prices of food, transport and housing. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.3 percent in January, following a 0.2 percent drop in December and marking the first monthly increase in three months. Inflation Rate in Japan averaged 2.98 percent from 1958 until 2019, 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.
Inflation Rate in Japan is expected to be 0.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Japan to stand at 1.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.