Inflation in Japan
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
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %, eop)||1.7||2.4||0.1||0.3||1.1|
5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.
Japan Inflation (eop) Chart
Source: Statistics Bureau of Japan and Met the why particular calculations.
|Bond Yield||0.08||-4.41 %||Nov 29|
|Exchange Rate||113.5||-0.35 %||Nov 29|
|Stock Market||22,263||0.11 %||Nov 29|
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Japan: Industrial production sharply rebounds in October, recovering from natural disaster disruptions
November 30, 2018
Industrial production shot up 2.9% on a month-on-month and seasonally-adjusted basis in October, contrasting September’s revised 0.4% decline (previously reported: -1.1% month-on-month)—which came on the back of a wave of natural disasters that hit the country in the month.
November 30, 2018
Consumer sentiment decreased from 43.0 in October to 42.9 in November, marking the lowest reading since December 2016.
November 23, 2018
The Nikkei flash manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell from October’s six-month high reading of 52.9 to 51.8.
November 22, 2018
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.
November 19, 2018
Nominal yen-denominated merchandise exports rose 8.2% year-on-year in October, contrasting the 1.3% decrease in September.