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
January 24, 2017
The Nikkei Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose from December’s revised 52.4 (previously reported: 51.9) to 52.8 in January.
January 16, 2017
Core machinery orders (a leading indicator of capital spending over a three- to six-month period) in Japan fell in November after briefly recovering in the previous month.
January 10, 2017
Japanese consumer sentiment rose from November’s 40.9 to 43.1 in December, which marked the highest print since September 2013.
December 28, 2016
Industrial production in Japan expanded 1.5% in November compared to the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms, above October’s revised 0.0% reading (previously reported: +0.1% month-on-month).
December 27, 2016
The core consumer price index was entirely flat in November compared to the previous month, below October’s 0.2% rise.