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Japan Inflation Rate

Last Release
May 31, 2022
Actual
2.5
Units In
%
Previous
2.5
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
Jul 21, 2022
Time to Release
21 Days 0 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
24.9
Feb 1974
-2.5
Oct 2009
2.84 %1958-2022Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications
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.

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The annual inflation rate in Japan was at 2.5% in May 2022, unchanged from April's 7-1/2-year high figure and in line with market consensus. This was also the 9th straight month of rises in consumer prices, with food inflation hitting its highest in over 7 years (4.1% vs 4% in April). Additional upward pressures also came from cost of fuel, light and water charges (14.4% vs 15.7%), clothes (0.9% vs 0.8%), housing (0.5% vs 0.4%), furniture (3.6% vs 2.3%), education (0.8% vs 0.9%), culture & recreation (1.7% vs 1.6%), and miscellaneous (1.1% vs 1.2%). At the same time, cost fell further for both transport (-0.8% vs -0.2%) and medical care (-0.8% vs -0.7%). Core consumer prices was at 2.1% yoy in May, the same pace as in April which was the most since March 2015, matching forecasts, while was above the BoJ’s 2% target for the second straight month. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2% in May, the least since January, after a 0.4% gain in the prior three months.

Japan Inflation Rate History

Last 12 readings

Japan Prices Indicators

All Japan indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
CPI Transportation
92.8
May 2022
93
Apr 2022
39
Jan 1970
105.7
Aug 2008
PointsMonthly1970-2022
Consumer Price Index CPI
101.8
May 2022
101.5
Apr 2022
17.1
Feb 1957
101.8
May 2022
PointsMonthly1957-2022
Core Consumer Prices
101.6
May 2022
101.4
Apr 2022
30.5
Jan 1970
101.6
May 2022
PointsMonthly1970-2022
Core Inflation Rate
2.1
May 2022
2.1
Apr 2022
-2.4
Aug 2009
24.7
Oct 1974
%Monthly1971-2022
Cpi Core Core
0.8
May 2022
0.8
Apr 2022
-1.7
May 2010
23.9
Oct 1974
%Monthly1971-2022
Cpi Housing Utilities
101.1
May 2022
101
Apr 2022
25.4
Jan 1970
101.8
Dec 2001
PointsMonthly1970-2022
Export Prices
126
May 2022
113.9
Apr 2022
84.1
Jul 2012
207.3
Oct 1982
PointsMonthly1960-2022
Food Inflation
4.1
May 2022
4
Apr 2022
-3.7
Nov 1999
31.6
Feb 1974
%Monthly1971-2022
GDP Deflator
99.6
Mar 2022
102.3
Dec 2021
87.8
Mar 1980
116.4
Dec 1994
PointsQuarterly1980-2022
Import Prices
167.2
May 2022
140.7
Apr 2022
45.9
Sep 1962
190.4
Oct 1982
PointsMonthly1960-2022
Inflation Rate
2.5
May 2022
2.5
Apr 2022
-2.5
Oct 2009
24.9
Feb 1974
%Monthly1958-2022
Inflation Rate Mom
0.2
May 2022
0.4
Apr 2022
-1.1
Nov 1977
4.1
Jan 1974
%Monthly1970-2022
Producer Price Inflation MoM
0
May 2022
1.3
Apr 2022
-1.9
Oct 2008
7.4
Dec 1973
N/A1960-2022
Producer Prices
112.8
May 2022
113.5
Apr 2022
47.4
Jun 1962
113.5
Apr 2022
PointsMonthly1960-2022
Producer Prices Change
9.1
May 2022
9.8
Apr 2022
-8.6
Aug 2009
33.8
Feb 1974
%Monthly1961-2022
Tokyo CPI Ex Food and Energy
99.9
May 2022
99.7
Apr 2022
96
Jan 2013
100.4
Dec 2019
PointsMonthly2012-2022
Tokyo Core CPI
101.5
May 2022
101.3
Apr 2022
30.8
Jan 1970
102.3
Sep 1997
PointsMonthly1970-2022
Tokyo Cpi
101.8
May 2022
101.5
Apr 2022
30.8
Jan 1970
102.5
Oct 1998
PointsMonthly1970-2022

Inflation Rate across Asia

Inflation Rate global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Afghanistan
1.56
Jun 2021
1.35
May 2021
-18.39
May 2009
13.97
Apr 2011
% Monthly2005-2021
Azerbaijan
12.6
May 2022
12.4
Apr 2022
-1.8
Jun 2009
25.4
Jun 2008
% Monthly2007-2022
Bangladesh
7.42
May 2022
7.42
May 2022
-0.03
Dec 1996
16
Sep 2011
% Monthly1994-2022
Bhutan
5.79
Apr 2022
5.57
Mar 2022
2.01
Jul 2018
13.53
Jun 2012
% Monthly2001-2022
Brunei
1.8
Oct 2021
2.2
Sep 2021
-1.6
Dec 2016
3.59
Oct 2008
% Monthly2007-2021
Cambodia
3.8
Nov 2021
2.9
Oct 2021
-5.69
May 2009
35.57
May 2008
% Monthly1995-2021
China
2.1
May 2022
2.1
Apr 2022
-2.2
Apr 1999
28.4
Feb 1989
% Monthly1986-2022
Hong Kong
1.2
May 2022
1.3
Apr 2022
-6.1
Aug 1999
16
Oct 1981
% Monthly1981-2022
India
7.04
May 2022
7.79
Apr 2022
1.54
Jun 2017
12.17
Nov 2013
% Monthly2012-2022
Indonesia
3.55
May 2022
3.47
Apr 2022
-1.17
Mar 2000
82.4
Sep 1998
% Monthly1997-2022
Japan
2.5
May 2022
2.5
Apr 2022
-2.5
Oct 2009
24.9
Feb 1974
% Monthly1958-2022
Kazakhstan
14
May 2022
13.2
Apr 2022
1.9
Dec 1998
2,960.8
Dec 1992
% Monthly1992-2022
Kyrgyzstan
14
May 2022
14.5
Apr 2022
-0.7
Feb 2019
32.45
Jul 2008
% Monthly2003-2022
Laos
12.8
May 2022
9.9
Apr 2022
-2.26
Aug 2009
167
Mar 1999
% Monthly1989-2022
Macao
1.1
May 2022
1.06
Apr 2022
-3.65
Jul 1999
9.49
Mar 2008
% Monthly1999-2022
Malaysia
2.8
May 2022
2.3
Apr 2022
-2.9
Apr 2020
23.9
Mar 1974
% Monthly1973-2022
Maldives
1.2
Apr 2022
1.05
Mar 2022
-4.5
Jun 2020
17.72
Mar 2012
% Monthly2005-2022
Mongolia
15.1
May 2022
14.4
Apr 2022
-0.2
Oct 2016
34.2
Aug 2008
% Monthly2007-2022
Myanmar
7.28
Sep 2021
6.71
Aug 2021
-1.09
Dec 2011
54.02
Dec 2002
% Monthly1998-2021
Nepal
7.87
May 2022
7.28
Apr 2022
-11.54
May 1967
30.42
May 1966
% Monthly1964-2022
Pakistan
13.8
May 2022
13.4
Apr 2022
-10.32
Feb 1959
37.81
Dec 1973
% Monthly1957-2022
Philippines
5.4
May 2022
4.9
Apr 2022
-2.1
Jan 1959
62.8
Sep 1984
% Monthly1958-2022
Singapore
5.6
May 2022
5.4
Apr 2022
-3.1
Sep 1976
34.3
Mar 1974
% Monthly1962-2022
South Korea
5.4
May 2022
4.8
Apr 2022
-0.4
Sep 2019
32.5
Oct 1980
% Monthly1966-2022
Sri Lanka
39.1
May 2022
29.8
Apr 2022
-0.9
Mar 1995
39.1
May 2022
% Monthly1986-2022
Taiwan
3.39
May 2022
3.38
Apr 2022
-3.09
Oct 1970
61.45
Mar 1974
% Monthly1960-2022
Tajikistan
7.3
Apr 2022
7.3
Mar 2022
0.4
Jan 2009
60.6
Dec 2000
% Monthly1999-2022
Thailand
7.1
May 2022
4.65
Apr 2022
-4.38
Jul 2009
24.56
Jun 1980
% Monthly1977-2022
Timor-Leste
7.4
May 2022
6.6
Apr 2022
-2.5
Aug 2009
18
Feb 2007
% Monthly2004-2022
Turkmenistan
12.45
Dec 2021
7.58
Dec 2020
0.1
Dec 2009
83.7
Dec 1997
% Yearly1997-2021
Uzbekistan
10.95
May 2022
10.38
Apr 2022
2.4
Mar 2008
20.1
Jan 2018
% Monthly2006-2022
Vietnam
3.37
Jun 2022
2.86
May 2022
-2.6
Jul 2000
28.24
Aug 2008
% Monthly1996-2022

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