The producer price index of Japan rose 0.9 percent year-on-year in December 2019 from a 0.1 percent increase in November, matching consensus. Prices went up further for beverage & foods (1.1 percent vs 1 percent in November), transportation equipment (1.6 percent vs 1.5 percent), and production machinery (3 percent vs 1.8 percent). Prices for petroleum products rebounded 0.9 percent after declining 8.3 percent. In addition, prices fell at a softer pace for chemicals (-2.8 percent vs -3.6 percent) and nonferrous metals (-2.3 percent vs -4.3 percent). Meanwhile, cost slowed for metal products (3.3 percent vs 3.7 percent), pulp & paper (5.3 percent vs 6.8 percent), ceramics (4 percent vs 4.3 percent), and textiles (2.4 percent vs 2.5 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices rose 0.2 percent, easing from a 1.1 percent climb.

Producer Prices Change in Japan averaged 1.40 percent from 1961 until 2019, 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. This page provides - Japan Producer Prices Change- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: Bank of Japan

Producer Prices Change in Japan is expected to be 1.20 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 1.50 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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Japan Producer Prices Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.90 0.10 33.90 -8.60 1961 - 2019 percent Monthly
NSA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-09 11:50 PM Sep -1.1% -0.9% -1.2% -1.3%
2019-11-12 11:50 PM Oct -0.4% -1.1% -0.3% -0.5%
2019-12-10 11:50 PM Nov 0.1% -0.4% 0.0% 1%
2020-01-15 11:50 PM Dec 0.9% 0.1% 0.9% 0.9%
2020-02-12 11:50 PM Jan 0.9% 1%


News Stream
2019-12-11
Japan Producer Inflation Rises to 6-Month High
The producer price index of Japan rose 0.1 percent year-on-year in November 2019, rebounding from a 0.4 percent decline in the previous month and slightly above market expectations of a flat reading. Prices went up further for beverage & foods (1.1 percent vs 0.9 percent); ceramic, stone & clay products (4.2 percent vs 4.1 percent); business-oriented machinery (2.7 percent vs 2.4 percent); and transportation equipment (1.4 percent vs 1.2 percent). Also, cost fell less for chemicals (-3.5 percent vs -4.2 percent); oil & coal products (-8.3 percent vs -14 percent); non-ferrous metals (-4.3 percent vs -4.6 percent); electrical machinery & equipment (-0.1 percent vs -0.5 percent); and information & communications equipment (-0.5 percent vs -1 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices increased 0.2 percent, easing from a 1.1 percent gain in the prior month.

2019-11-13
Japan Producer Prices Decline for 5th Month
The producer price index of Japan dropped by 0.4 percent year-on-year in October 2019, following a 1.1 percent decline in September and more than an expected 0.3 percent fall. It was the fifth consecutive decline in producer prices, amid trade tensions and increasing speculation of a further monetary stimulus. Cost declined primarily for petroleum & coal products (-14.1 percent vs -11.9 percent in September), on lower demand for oil; non-ferrous metals (-4.5 percent vs -4.9 percent); chemicals (-4.3 percent vs - 4.9 percent) and information & communication (-1.4 percent vs -2.7 percent). In contrast, prices rose sharply for iron & steel (2.9 percent vs 1.1 percent); production machinery (3.1 percent vs 1.5 percent), metal products (3.7 percent vs 1.9 percent) while rebounded for transport equipment (1.3 percent vs -0.5 percent). Meantime, food inflation was steady at 0.8 percent. On a monthly basis, producer prices jumped 1.1 percent after remaining unchanged in the previous month.

2019-10-10
Japan Producer Prices Fall the Most in Nearly 3 Years
The Producer Price Index of Japan declined by 1.1 percent year-on-year in September 2019, following a 0.9 percent fall in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 1.2 percent decrease. It was the fourth consecutive decline in producer prices and the sharpest since December 2016, amid trade tensions and increasing speculation of a further monetary stimulus. Cost fell further for oil (-11.9 percent vs -9.9 percent in August); chemicals (-4.8 percent vs - 4.7 percent); information & communication (-2.6 percent vs -2.5 percent); and transportation equipment (-0.5 percent vs -0.3 percent). Also, prices slowed for food & beverages (0.7 percent vs 0.8 percent); plastic (0.6 percent vs 0.8 percent); iron & steel (1.2 percent vs 1.4 percent); and ceramic, stone & clay products (2.7 percent vs 2.8 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices were flat, after dropping 0.3 percent in the prior month.

2019-09-12
Japan Producer Prices Fall Further
The Producer Price Index of Japan declined by 0.9 percent year-on-year in August 2019, following a 0.6 percent drop in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 0.8 percent fall. This was the biggest yearly decrease in producer prices since December 2016 and comes amid trade tensions between China and the United States and increasing speculation of a fresh wave of global monetary stimulus. Price declines were particularly sharp in cyclical industries, such as oil (-9.9 percent vs -8.5 percent), non-ferrous metals (-5.3 percent vs -6.7 percent), and chemicals (-4.7 percent vs -3.9 percent). In contrast, inflation for food & beverages somewhat steady (0.8 percent vs 0.9 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices fell 0.3 percent after remaining flat in July.

2019-08-13
Japan Producer Prices Fall the Most in 2-1/2 Years
The Producer Price Index of Japan declined by 0.6 percent year-on-year in July 2019, following a 0.1 percent drop in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 0.5 percent fall, This was the biggest yearly decrease in producer prices since December 2016, amid further fall in cost of chemicals (-3.7% vs -2.5%), petroleum products (-8.2% vs -5.7%), non-ferrous metals (-6.7% vs -9.4%), business oriented machinery (-0.8% vs -0.6%), electronic components & devices (-0.2% vs -0.5%), electrical machinery & equipment (-1.4% vs -1.3%), and transport equipment (-0.3% vs -0.2%). In addition, prices slowed for beverages & foods (0.9% vs 1.1%), and plastic products (0.7% vs 1.4%). Meanwhile, prices went up slightly faster for iron & steel (1.2% vs 1.1%), metal products (2.1% vs 2%), and production machinery (1.3% vs 1.2%). On a monthly basis, producer prices were flat in July, after a 0.5 percent drop in June.

2019-07-10
Japan Producer Prices Fall 0.1% YoY, 0.5% MoM
The Producer Price Index of Japan edged down 0.1 percent year-on-year in June 2019, following a downwardly revised 0.6 percent increase in the previous month and below market expectations of a 0.3 percent rise. Cost of petroleum & coal products dropped (-5.5 percent vs 1.0 percent in May) and prices fell further for chemicals (-2.4 percent vs -1.7 percent); nonferrous metals (-9.3 percent vs -6.2 percent); information & communications equipment (-1.3 percent vs -1.2 percent); and lumber & wood products (-0.9 percent vs -0.8 percent). Also, cost slowed for textiles (1.4 percent vs 1.7 percent); plastic (1.5 percent vs 1.9 percent); iron & steel (1.1 percent vs 1.4 percent); metal products (2 percent vs 2.4 percent)and beverage & foods (1.1 percent vs 1.3 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices went down 0.5 percent, after a 0.1 percent decline in the prior month.


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.

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 [+]