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Japanese Inflation Rates: 1971 to 2020

Historical inflation rates for Japan

Updated: September 18, 2020
Next update: October 23, 2020
YearjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdecAnnual
20200.7%0.5%0.4%0.1%0.0%0.1%0.3%0.2%
20190.2%0.2%0.5%0.9%0.8%0.7%0.6%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.5%0.8%0.5%
20181.3%1.5%1.1%0.6%0.6%0.7%0.9%1.3%1.2%1.4%0.9%0.3%1.0%
20170.4%0.2%0.2%0.4%0.4%0.3%0.5%0.6%0.7%0.2%0.5%1.1%0.5%
2016-0.0%0.2%0.0%-0.3%-0.4%-0.3%-0.5%-0.5%-0.5%0.1%0.5%0.3%-0.1%
20152.5%2.3%2.3%0.7%0.5%0.4%0.2%0.2%0.0%0.3%0.3%0.1%0.8%
20141.4%1.6%1.7%3.4%3.7%3.6%3.5%3.3%3.3%2.9%2.4%2.4%2.8%
2013-0.3%-0.7%-0.9%-0.7%-0.3%0.2%0.7%0.8%1.0%1.1%1.6%1.7%0.3%
20120.1%0.3%0.5%0.4%0.2%-0.2%-0.5%-0.4%-0.3%-0.4%-0.1%-0.2%-0.1%
2011-0.5%-0.5%-0.5%-0.4%-0.4%-0.3%0.2%0.2%0.0%-0.2%-0.5%-0.2%-0.3%
2010-1.0%-0.7%-0.8%-0.8%-0.7%-0.7%-0.9%-1.1%-0.9%-0.2%-0.3%-0.3%-0.7%
20090.0%-0.1%-0.3%-0.1%-1.1%-1.7%-2.2%-2.2%-2.2%-2.5%-1.9%-1.7%-1.4%
20080.7%1.0%1.2%0.8%1.3%2.0%2.3%2.1%2.1%1.6%1.0%0.4%1.4%
20070.0%-0.2%-0.1%0.0%0.0%-0.2%0.0%-0.2%-0.2%0.3%0.6%0.7%0.1%
2006-0.1%-0.1%-0.2%-0.1%0.1%0.5%0.3%0.9%0.6%0.4%0.3%0.3%0.2%
20050.2%-0.1%0.0%0.1%0.1%-0.5%-0.3%-0.3%-0.3%-0.8%-1.0%-0.4%-0.3%
2004-0.3%0.0%-0.1%-0.4%-0.5%0.0%-0.1%-0.2%0.0%0.5%0.8%0.2%-0.0%
2003-0.4%-0.2%-0.1%-0.1%-0.2%-0.4%-0.2%-0.3%-0.2%0.0%-0.5%-0.4%-0.3%
2002-1.4%-1.6%-1.2%-1.1%-0.9%-0.7%-0.8%-0.9%-0.7%-0.9%-0.4%-0.3%-0.9%
2001-0.3%-0.3%-0.7%-0.7%-0.7%-0.8%-0.8%-0.7%-0.8%-0.8%-1.0%-1.2%-0.7%
2000-0.7%-0.6%-0.5%-0.8%-0.7%-0.6%-0.5%-0.5%-0.9%-1.1%-0.8%-0.4%-0.7%
19990.2%-0.1%-0.4%-0.1%-0.4%-0.3%-0.1%0.3%-0.2%-0.7%-1.2%-1.1%-0.3%
19981.8%1.9%2.2%0.4%0.5%0.1%-0.1%-0.3%-0.2%0.2%0.8%0.6%0.7%
19970.6%0.6%0.5%1.9%1.9%2.2%1.9%2.2%2.4%2.5%2.1%1.8%1.7%
1996-0.5%-0.4%-0.1%0.2%0.2%0.0%0.4%0.2%0.0%0.5%0.5%0.6%0.1%
19950.5%0.2%-0.3%-0.2%-0.1%0.2%0.1%-0.2%0.1%-0.7%-0.7%-0.4%-0.1%
19941.2%1.1%1.3%0.8%0.8%0.5%-0.2%0.0%0.2%0.8%1.0%0.6%0.7%
19931.3%1.5%1.2%0.8%0.8%0.8%2.0%1.9%1.5%1.2%0.9%1.0%1.2%
19921.8%1.9%2.0%2.4%2.1%2.3%1.6%1.7%2.1%1.2%0.7%1.2%1.8%
19913.9%3.6%3.7%3.4%3.4%3.4%3.5%3.3%2.6%2.6%3.0%2.7%3.3%
19903.3%3.8%3.6%2.7%2.6%2.4%2.3%2.8%2.8%3.1%3.9%3.7%3.1%
19891.0%0.9%1.2%2.3%2.9%2.9%3.0%2.5%2.6%2.9%2.3%2.6%2.3%
19880.9%0.7%0.7%0.3%0.1%0.2%0.5%0.7%0.6%1.2%1.2%1.0%0.7%
1987-1.0%-0.9%-0.6%0.1%0.0%0.3%0.1%0.5%0.8%0.7%0.7%0.8%0.1%
19861.4%1.8%1.3%0.9%1.2%0.6%0.1%0.1%0.5%-0.3%0.0%-0.4%0.6%
19852.8%1.7%1.9%2.3%1.7%2.4%2.4%3.0%1.5%1.8%1.5%1.4%2.0%
19841.9%2.9%2.5%2.3%1.9%1.8%2.6%2.0%2.3%2.2%2.2%2.7%2.3%
19832.1%1.9%2.4%2.0%2.7%2.1%2.3%1.2%1.0%1.5%1.9%1.7%1.9%
19823.3%3.3%3.0%3.0%2.4%2.3%1.9%3.2%3.2%3.2%2.3%2.0%2.7%
19817.3%6.2%6.1%5.0%5.1%4.7%4.4%4.1%3.9%4.2%3.8%4.3%4.9%
19806.5%7.8%7.4%7.9%8.0%8.4%7.5%8.3%8.7%7.5%8.2%7.2%7.8%
19793.5%2.8%2.7%3.0%3.1%3.8%4.3%3.0%3.2%4.3%4.9%5.7%3.7%
19784.5%4.5%4.9%4.2%3.9%3.9%4.5%4.7%4.2%3.7%3.7%3.9%4.2%
19779.5%9.3%9.4%8.9%9.3%8.6%7.8%8.5%7.6%7.7%6.6%5.0%8.2%
19768.6%9.4%8.7%9.3%9.3%9.5%9.8%9.5%9.6%8.8%9.4%10.6%9.4%
197517.6%14.0%14.3%13.3%13.5%13.0%10.9%9.6%10.6%9.6%8.2%7.8%11.7%
197422.0%24.8%22.6%23.8%22.1%22.3%23.9%24.2%22.4%24.7%24.8%21.1%23.2%
19736.7%7.0%8.7%9.1%10.8%10.8%11.6%11.9%14.3%14.2%15.1%18.3%11.6%
19724.0%4.6%5.2%5.1%5.1%5.1%5.1%5.7%3.8%4.1%5.0%5.6%4.8%
19716.5%6.1%5.4%5.7%6.7%7.0%7.0%7.4%7.9%6.5%5.6%4.9%6.4%

Additional resources

All inflation rates are calculated using the Japan Consumer Price Index (CPI) series.