Inflation Rate and Consumer Price Index
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Japanese Inflation Rates: 1971 to 2022

Historical inflation rates for Japan

Updated: July 22, 2022
Next update: August 19, 2022
YearjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdecAnnual
20220.5%0.9%1.2%2.4%2.4%2.3%
2021-0.7%-0.5%-0.4%-1.1%-0.7%-0.4%-0.3%-0.4%0.2%0.1%0.6%0.8%-0.2%
20200.8%0.6%0.6%0.2%0.1%0.1%0.2%0.1%-0.2%-0.6%-1.0%-1.2%-0.0%
20190.2%0.2%0.5%0.9%0.7%0.6%0.6%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.5%0.8%0.5%
20181.3%1.4%1.1%0.6%0.7%0.7%0.9%1.3%1.1%1.4%0.9%0.3%1.0%
20170.5%0.3%0.2%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.6%0.8%0.2%0.5%1.0%0.5%
2016-0.1%0.2%0.0%-0.3%-0.5%-0.3%-0.4%-0.5%-0.5%0.1%0.5%0.3%-0.1%
20152.4%2.2%2.3%0.7%0.6%0.4%0.2%0.1%0.0%0.3%0.2%0.2%0.8%
20141.4%1.6%1.6%3.4%3.7%3.6%3.5%3.4%3.2%2.8%2.5%2.4%2.8%
2013-0.3%-0.7%-0.9%-0.7%-0.3%0.2%0.7%0.8%1.1%1.2%1.5%1.6%0.3%
20120.1%0.3%0.5%0.5%0.2%-0.2%-0.5%-0.4%-0.3%-0.4%-0.1%-0.2%-0.0%
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%-0.9%-0.7%-0.7%-0.9%-1.2%-0.9%-0.2%-0.3%-0.3%-0.7%
20090.0%-0.1%-0.2%0.0%-1.0%-1.7%-2.3%-2.2%-2.2%-2.6%-1.9%-1.7%-1.3%
20080.7%1.1%1.2%0.7%1.3%2.0%2.3%2.1%2.1%1.8%0.9%0.4%1.4%
20070.0%-0.2%-0.1%0.0%0.0%-0.2%0.0%-0.2%-0.2%0.2%0.6%0.6%0.0%
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%0.3%
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%
2002-1.3%-1.5%-1.2%-1.0%-0.8%-0.7%-0.8%-0.8%-0.7%-0.9%-0.4%-0.3%-0.9%
2001-0.3%-0.3%-0.6%-0.7%-0.7%-0.7%-0.7%-0.7%-0.7%-0.7%-0.9%-1.1%-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%0.6%
19970.6%0.6%0.5%1.9%1.9%2.2%1.9%2.1%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%
19950.6%0.3%-0.3%-0.2%-0.1%0.2%0.2%-0.2%0.1%-0.6%-0.6%-0.4%-0.1%
19941.2%1.1%1.4%0.8%0.9%0.5%-0.2%0.0%0.2%0.7%0.9%0.7%0.7%
19931.3%1.5%1.2%0.8%0.8%0.8%1.9%1.9%1.5%1.4%1.0%1.0%1.3%
19921.7%2.0%2.0%2.5%1.9%2.4%1.6%1.7%2.0%1.0%0.7%1.2%1.7%
19914.0%3.5%3.7%3.4%3.5%3.4%3.5%3.4%2.8%2.7%3.0%2.6%3.3%
19903.3%3.8%3.6%2.8%2.6%2.3%2.3%2.8%2.6%3.1%4.0%3.8%3.1%
19891.2%1.0%1.1%2.4%2.8%3.1%3.0%2.6%2.7%2.9%2.2%2.7%2.3%
19880.8%0.7%0.7%0.2%0.2%0.1%0.5%0.7%0.6%1.1%1.2%0.9%0.7%
1987-1.1%-0.9%-0.5%0.1%0.0%0.4%0.1%0.4%0.8%0.7%0.7%0.8%0.1%
19861.6%1.8%1.3%1.0%1.1%0.6%0.1%0.1%0.5%-0.4%0.0%-0.4%0.6%
19852.6%1.6%1.8%2.3%1.7%2.4%2.4%3.1%1.6%1.9%1.6%1.4%2.0%
19841.9%2.9%2.5%2.2%2.0%1.9%2.5%1.9%2.4%2.1%2.1%2.7%2.3%
19832.2%1.9%2.3%2.0%2.7%2.0%2.3%1.3%0.9%1.5%1.9%1.6%1.9%
19823.2%3.2%3.0%3.0%2.5%2.3%2.0%3.1%3.2%3.1%2.3%2.1%2.7%
19817.4%6.3%6.0%5.0%5.1%4.8%4.3%4.2%4.0%4.1%3.9%4.3%4.9%
19806.5%7.8%7.4%8.0%8.0%8.2%7.4%8.3%8.6%7.6%8.2%7.2%7.8%
19793.6%2.7%2.8%2.9%3.2%3.8%4.4%3.0%3.3%4.4%4.8%5.8%3.7%
19784.6%4.6%4.9%4.3%4.0%3.8%4.5%4.6%4.1%3.6%3.8%3.8%4.2%
19779.3%9.3%9.4%8.7%9.3%8.8%7.7%8.6%7.6%7.7%6.5%5.1%8.2%
19768.8%9.4%8.9%9.5%9.3%9.5%9.8%9.5%9.8%8.7%9.1%10.4%9.4%
197517.4%14.0%14.1%13.4%13.5%12.8%11.1%9.5%10.4%9.6%8.3%8.1%11.7%
197422.1%25.0%22.8%23.4%22.0%22.5%23.8%24.2%22.5%24.6%24.7%21.1%23.2%
19736.6%6.8%8.5%9.3%10.7%11.0%11.9%11.8%14.3%14.2%15.4%18.1%11.6%
19724.0%4.7%5.3%5.2%5.2%4.9%4.9%5.8%3.9%4.1%4.8%5.7%4.9%
19716.3%6.3%5.6%5.8%6.5%6.8%6.8%7.2%8.0%6.6%5.7%5.0%6.4%

Additional resources

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