Monthly inflation rate in Japan was 0.10% in August 2016. That is 0.19 more than it was in July 2016 and 0.10 less than in August 2015. At the same time, 2016 year to date inflation rate is -0.19% and year over year inflation rate is -0.58%.

In 2016 Japan ranks #3 in the world by yearly inflation rate.

Like in many other countries, inflation in Japan is calculated based on the Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) computed since 1946, end of the World War 2. However, a different methodology was used till 1970 and the numbers are available only 1970 going forward.

Consumer Prices are representing the prices that the end consumer has to pay for the product or service together with all taxes and fees.

Current Inflation Rate

Inflation rate in August 2016:
(month over month, MOM)
Inflation rate year to date, YTD:-0.19%
Inflation rate in July 2016, MOM:-0.10%
Inflation rate in August 2015, MOM:0.19%
Inflation rate in August 2015, YTD:0.58%
Inflation rate in 2015:0.19%
Last 12 months inflation rate:
(year over year, YOY)
Last 60 months inflation rate (5 years):3.40%
Last 120 months inflation rate (10 years):2.08%

Month over month inflation rate is calculated for just the subject month itself - from the first to the last day of that month:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
Month to month, % -0.48 0.19 0.10 0.10 0.19 -0.29 -0.10 0.10 -0.19
2016 Japan Inflation Rate: Month to Month

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Year to year inflation rate is calculated for 12 months: 11 months preceding the subject one and the subject month itself:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
Year over year (12 months), % -0.10 0.29 0.00 -0.29 -0.38 -0.48 -0.48 -0.58 -0.19
2016 Japan Inflation Rate: Year over Year

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Progressive inflation rate is an incremental year to date inflation that sums rates from the beginning of the calendar year to the end of the subject month:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
Progressive (year to date), % -0.48 -0.29 -0.19 -0.10 0.10 -0.19 -0.29 -0.19 -0.19
2016 Japan Progressive Inflation Rate

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About Data

All data and calculations are based on the official Consumer Price Indexes published monthly by the Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in the Government of Japan.

Inflation data in Japan is published in the end of the month following the reported one, rounded to one decimal digit.

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