Producer prices in Japan decreased 0.8 percent year-on-year in September of 2020 after declining a revised 0.6 percent in August and compared to market expectations of a 0.5 percent drop. Prices fell further for electric power, gas & water (-4.6 percent vs -3.7 percent in August) and iron & steel (-1.1 percent vs -1.0 percent). In addition, transportation equipment cost rose at a softer pace (1.8 percent vs 1.9 percent) while inflation was unchanged for beverages & food (at 0.4 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices dropped 0.2 percent, following a revised 0.1 percent gain in the prior month. source: Bank of Japan

Producer Prices Change in Japan averaged 1.37 percent from 1961 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 33.80 percent in February of 1974 and a record low of -8.60 percent in August of 2009. This page provides - Japan Producer Prices Change- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Producer Prices Change - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020.

Producer Prices Change in Japan is expected to be 0.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Producer Prices Change in Japan to stand at 1.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Producer Prices Change is projected to trend around 1.50 percent in 2021 and 1.80 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Producer Prices Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.80 -0.60 33.80 -8.60 1961 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-09 11:50 PM Jun -1.6% -2.7% -1.9% -2%
2020-08-12 11:50 PM Jul -0.9% -1.6% -1.1% -1.2%
2020-09-10 11:50 PM Aug -0.5% -0.9% -0.5% -0.7%
2020-10-11 11:50 PM Sep -0.8% -0.6% -0.5% -0.3%
2020-11-11 11:50 PM Oct -0.8%
2020-12-09 11:50 PM Nov


News Stream
Japan Producer Prices Fall More than Expected
Producer prices in Japan decreased 0.8 percent year-on-year in September of 2020 after declining a revised 0.6 percent in August and compared to market expectations of a 0.5 percent drop. Prices fell further for electric power, gas & water (-4.6 percent vs -3.7 percent in August) and iron & steel (-1.1 percent vs -1.0 percent). In addition, transportation equipment cost rose at a softer pace (1.8 percent vs 1.9 percent) while inflation was unchanged for beverages & food (at 0.4 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices dropped 0.2 percent, following a revised 0.1 percent gain in the prior month.
2020-10-12
Japan August Producer Prices Decline 0.5% YoY
Producer prices in Japan went down 0.5 percent year-on-year in August 2020 after decreasing 0.9 percent in July, matching market expectations. Prices fell at a slower pace for petroleum & coal (-14.1 percent vs -19.4 percent in July), but chemicals cost continued to decline (-5.3 percent vs -5 percent). Meanwhile, inflation accelerated for nonferrous metals (6.5 percent vs 2.7 percent), general-purpose machinery (2.7 percent vs 2 percent), electronic components and devices (1.9 percent vs 1.5 percent), information & telecommunications equipment (1.6 percent vs 1.3 percent), and transportation equipment (1.8 percent vs 1.7 percent). Inflation for food & beverages stood unchanged at 0.6 percent. On a monthly basis, producer prices climbed 0.2 percent after rising by 0.6 percent for two straight months, also matching consensus.
2020-09-10
Japan Producer Prices Fall Less than Expected
Producer prices in Japan decreased 0.9 percent year-on-year in July 2020 after declining 1.6 percent in June and compared to market expectations of a 1.1 percent decline. Prices fell at a slower pace for petroleum & coal (-19.3 percent vs -26 percent in June), and chemicals (-5 percent vs -5.9 percent). Meanwhile, prices of nonferrous metals rebounded 2.7 percent after falling 1.3 percent. Food inflation edged down to 0.6 percent from 0.7 percent. On a monthly basis, producer prices climbed 0.6 percent for the second month, well above market expectations of a 0.3 percent increase.
2020-08-13
Japan Producer Prices Drop 1.6% YoY
Producer prices in Japan decreased 1.6 percent year-on-year in June 2020 after declining 2.7 percent in May and compared to market expectations of a 1.9 percent decline, mainly explained by a plunge in petroleum & coal prices (-25.9 percent vs -36.5 percent in May) and chemicals (-5.9 percent vs -6.2 percent). In contrast, prices for beverages & food went up 0.8 percent after a 0.9 percent upswing in May. On a monthly basis, producer prices climbed 0.6 percent, following a 0.4 percent drop in the prior month and above market expectations of a 0.4 percent increase.
2020-07-10

Japan Producer Prices Change
Producer prices change refers to year over year change in price of goods and services sold by manufacturers and producers in the wholesale market during a given period.