Producer Prices in Japan

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Japan - Producer Prices

Core inflation inches down in February

The core consumer price index rose 0.2% in month-on-month seasonally-adjusted terms in February, matching January’s result.

Core inflation inched down from January’s 0.8% to 0.7% in February. The reading was a notch below the 0.8% that market analysts had expected. Nevertheless, inflation remained well below the Bank of Japan’s inflation target of 2.0%. Overall inflation stabilized at January’s 0.2% in February.

Core inflation in the Ku-area of Tokyo rose from January’s 1.1% to 1.2% in February. Data for March will be released on 29 March.


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. FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation of 1.0% in calendar year 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s estimate. In 2020, the panel sees inflation at 1.5%.

Japan - Producer Prices Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Inflation (PPI, annual variation in %)1.2  3.2  -2.3  -3.5  2.3  

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