Japan: Inflation rises marginally in June
July 20, 2021
Core consumer prices increased 0.10% in June over the previous month, moderating from May's 0.20% increase.
Core consumer prices—which exclude fresh food—increased to 0.2% in June, rising from May’s 0.1% reading and marking a 15-month high. Meanwhile, the trend was unchanged, with the annual average variation of core consumer prices coming in at May's minus 0.4% in June. Lastly, consumer prices for all items came in at 0.2% in June, contrasting the previous month's 0.1% decrease in prices.