In May, the core consumer price index, which excludes volatile fresh food prices, remained unchanged over the previous month, down from the 0.2% increase recorded in April. As a result, annual core inflation also remained unchanged at 0.6% in May, which was spurred on in part due to higher commodity prices. The May figure came in slightly above market expectations of a 0.5% rise. Meanwhile, the so-called core core inflation, which also excludes energy prices, inched up from a flat reading in April to a 0.1% rise in May. Meanwhile, annual overall inflation increased 0.3% in May over the same month last year, which was slightly above market expectations of a 0.2% rise and remained unchanged from the previous month's figure.
Japan: Consumer prices remain positive in May
July 1, 2011
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Japan Economic News
November 30, 2016
In October, industrial production expanded 0.1% over the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms, which followed September’s revised 0.6% increase (previously reported: 0.0% month-on-month).
November 25, 2016
In October, the core consumer price index increased 0.2% compared to the previous month, which was above September’s flat reading.
November 24, 2016
The Nikkei Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell from October’s revised nine-month high of 51.4 (previously reported: 51.7) to 51.1 in November.
November 21, 2016
In October, Japanese nominal exports valued in yen declined 10.3% from the same month last year, which followed September’s 6.9% decline.
November 14, 2016
The Japanese economy regained some momentum in Q3 despite the appreciation of the yen and expanded at the fastest pace in a year and a half.