Inflation Rate in Japan, 2018
Monthly inflation rate in Japan was -0.29% in December 2018. That is 0.10 less than it was in November 2018 and 0.59 less than in December 2017. At the same time, 2018 year to date inflation rate is 0.30% and year over year inflation rate is 0.30%.
In 2018 Japan ranks #1 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 December 2018:
(month over month, MOM)
|Inflation rate year to date, YTD:||0.30%|
|Inflation rate in November 2018, MOM:||-0.20%|
|Inflation rate in December 2017, MOM:||0.30%|
|Inflation rate in December 2017, YTD:||1.10%|
|Inflation rate in 2017:||1.10%|
|Last 12 months inflation rate:
(year over year, YOY)
|Last 60 months inflation rate (5 years):||4.21%|
|Last 120 months inflation rate (10 years):||3.36%|
Month over month inflation rate is calculated for just the subject month itself - from the first to the last day of that month:
|Month to month, %||0.10||0.00||-0.30||-0.10||0.10||-0.10||0.10||0.59||0.10||0.29||-0.20||-0.29||0.30|
Year to year inflation rate is calculated for 12 months: 11 months preceding the subject one and the subject month itself:
|Year over year (12 months), %||1.30||1.50||1.10||0.60||0.60||0.70||0.90||1.30||1.19||1.39||0.89||0.30||0.30|
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:
|Progressive (year to date), %||0.10||0.10||-0.20||-0.30||-0.20||-0.30||-0.20||0.40||0.49||0.79||0.59||0.30||0.30|
There are more resources available about the inflation in Japan:
- Tables of current and historical inflation rates in Japan by months and years
- Monthly charts showing month over month inflation
- Monthly charts showing year over year inflation rates
- Yearly - charts of annual inflation
- Comparison charts that allow custom reports for any given period and to compare inflation rates between countries and years
- Calculators that allow calculating inflation rates, price and money purchasing power changes for custom periods
Hotlinking and Charts Reusing
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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.