Producer prices in Japan decreased 2.3 percent year-on-year in April 2020 after falling 0.4 percent in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 1.6 percent decline. It was the sharpest drop since November of 2016 and was mainly explained by a 29.9 plunge in petroleum & coal prices, falling further from a revised 10.2 percent decrease in March. Chemicals (-5.1 percent vs -1.1 percent) and nonferrous metals (-9.1 percent vs -7.6 percent) also fell sharply. In contrast, prices for food & beverages increased by 0.6 percent after rising 0.9 percent in March. On a monthly basis, producer prices declined 1.5 percent, following a 0.9 percent drop in the prior month.

Producer Prices Change in Japan averaged 1.39 percent from 1961 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 33.80 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. Japan Producer Prices Change - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2020. source: Bank of Japan

Producer Prices Change in Japan is expected to be 1.50 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 1.50 percent in 2021 and 1.80 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Producer Prices Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.30 -0.40 33.80 -8.60 1961 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-12 11:50 PM Jan 1.7% 0.9% 1.5% 1.4%
2020-03-11 11:50 PM Feb 0.8% 1.5% 1% 1.1%
2020-04-09 11:50 PM Mar -0.4% 0.8% -0.1% -0.4%
2020-05-14 11:50 PM Apr -2.3% -0.4% -1.6% -1.4%
2020-06-09 11:50 PM May -2.3%
2020-07-09 11:50 PM Jun 1.5%
2020-08-12 11:50 PM Jul
2020-09-10 11:50 PM Aug


News Stream
Japan Producer Prices Drop Further
Producer prices in Japan decreased 2.3 percent year-on-year in April 2020 after falling 0.4 percent in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 1.6 percent decline. It was the sharpest drop since November of 2016 and was mainly explained by a 29.9 plunge in petroleum & coal prices, falling further from a revised 10.2 percent decrease in March. Chemicals (-5.1 percent vs -1.1 percent) and nonferrous metals (-9.1 percent vs -7.6 percent) also fell sharply. In contrast, prices for food & beverages increased by 0.6 percent after rising 0.9 percent in March. On a monthly basis, producer prices declined 1.5 percent, following a 0.9 percent drop in the prior month.
2020-05-14
Japan Producer Prices Fall in March
Producer prices in Japan declined 0.4 percent year-on-year in March 2020 after rising 0.8 percent in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 0.1 percent decline. The decline was mainly explained by a 10.3 percent plunge in prices for petroleum & coal products following a 1.7 percent climb in the previous month. Also, prices for nonferrous metals fell 7.6 percent following a 2 percent decline. In contrast, prices for food & beverages increased 0.9 percent (vs 1.3 percent in February). On a monthly basis, producer prices declined 0.9 percent, following a 0.4 percent drop in the prior month.
2020-04-10
Japan Producer Prices Rise Less Than Expected
Producer prices in Japan rose 0.8 percent year-on-year in February 2020, easing from a downwardly revised 1.5 percent increase in the previous month and below market expectations of a 1 percent gain. Prices slowed in food & beverages (1 percent vs 1.2 percent in January); oil & coal products (1.6 percent vs 9 percent); iron & steel (2.2 percent vs 2.3 percent); production machinery (2.5 percent vs 3.1 percent); plastic (0.8 percent vs 1.1 percent); electronic components & devices (0.9 percent vs 1 percent); pulp & paper (3.3 percent vs 3.7 percent); and general purpose machinery (1.9 percent vs 3 percent). Also, cost of nonferrous metals fell 1.9 percent, after rising 0.5 percent in January. On a monthly basis, producer prices declined 0.4 percent, following a downwardly revised 0.1 percent gain in the prior month.
2020-03-12
Japan Producer Inflation at 14-Month High in January
Producer prices in Japan rose 1.7 percent year-on-year in January 2020, following a 0.9 percent gain in the previous month and above market expectations of a 1.5 percent increase. It was the highest producer inflation rate since November 2018, boosted by cost of oil & coal (9.2 percent vs 1.2 percent); beverage & foods (1.5 percent vs 1.2 percent); production machinery (3 percent vs 2.8 percent); and electronic components & devices (0.8 percent vs 0.6 percent). Also, prices rebounded for nonferrous metals (0.5 percent vs -2.3 percent); and information & communication equipment (0.3 percent vs -0.1 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices went up 0.2 percent, after rising 0.1 percent in December.
2020-02-13

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.