Inflation in Japan
Japan - Inflation
Inflation rises marginally in June
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.
FocusEconomics panelists expect overall consumer prices to increase 0.1% in 2021, which is unchanged from last month’s estimate. In 2022, the panel sees prices rising 0.6%.
Japan - Inflation Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)||0.8||-0.1||0.5||1.0||0.5|
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Japan Inflation Chart
Source: Statistics Bureau of Japan and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Bond Yield||-0.02||-4.41 %||Dec 30|
|Exchange Rate||108.7||-0.35 %||Jan 01|
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