Inflation in Japan

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Japan - Inflation (end of period)

Core inflation stable in October

The core consumer price index rose 0.2% in month-on-month seasonally-adjusted terms in October, above September’s 0.1% increase.

Core inflation was stable at September’s 1.0% in October, matching a median market forecast. Nevertheless, inflation remained well below the Bank of Japan’s inflation target of 2.0%. Overall inflation rose from September’s 1.2% to an eight-month high of 1.4% in October.

Core inflation in the Ku-area of Tokyo was stable at September’s 1.0% in October. Data for November will be released on 30 November.


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 1.2% in calendar year 2019, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s estimate. In 2020, the panel sees inflation at 1.5%.

Japan - Inflation (eop) Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %, eop)1.7  2.4  0.1  0.3  1.1  

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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.

Japan Facts

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Bond Yield0.08-4.41 %Nov 29
Exchange Rate113.5-0.35 %Nov 29
Stock Market22,2630.11 %Nov 29

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