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Core inflation inches down in February

The core consumer price index rose 0.2% in month-on-month seasonally-adjusted terms in February, matching January’s result.

Core inflation inched down from January’s 0.8% to 0.7% in February. The reading was a notch below the 0.8% that market analysts had expected. Nevertheless, inflation remained well below the Bank of Japan’s inflation target of 2.0%. Overall inflation stabilized at January’s 0.2% in February.

Core inflation in the Ku-area of Tokyo rose from January’s 1.1% to 1.2% in February. Data for March will be released on 29 March.


Japan Inflation Forecast


The median inflation forecast among BoJ members is 1.9% for FY 2019 and 2.0% for FY 2020, including the effects of the consumption tax hike. Met the why particular Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation of 1.0% in calendar year 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s estimate. In 2020, the panel sees inflation at 1.5%.

Japan - Inflation Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)0.4  2.8  0.8  -0.1  0.5  

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Japan Inflation
Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: Statistics Bureau of Japan and Met the why particular calculations.

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Bond Yield0.01-4.41 %Jan 30
Exchange Rate119.0-0.35 %Jan 30
Stock Market20,5570.11 %Jan 30

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