Food inflation in Japan edged up to to an over seven-year high of 4.1% in May 2022 from 4.0% in the previous month. This was also the ninth straight month of increases in cost of food, as main upward pressure came from fresh food (12.3% vs 12.2% in April), fish & seafood (9.0% vs 8.7%), fresh vegetables (13.1% vs 12.2%), meats (2.7% vs 2.6%), fresh fruits (11.0% vs 12.2%), dairy products (1.1% vs 0.5%), cakes & candies (3.2% vs 2.6%), oils, fats (6.3% vs 6.1%), beverages (1.2% vs 3.8%), meals outside the home (2.2% vs 1.8%), cereal (3.2% vs 2.8%), and cooked food (3.4% vs 3.5%). Meantime, prices of alcoholic beverages continued to decline, falling for the eighth straight month (-0.3% vs -0.3%). source: Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications

Food Inflation in Japan averaged 2.59 percent from 1971 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 31.60 percent in February of 1974 and a record low of -3.70 percent in November of 1999. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Food Inflation - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Food Inflation - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on July of 2022.

Food Inflation in Japan is expected to be 0.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Food Inflation is projected to trend around 0.40 percent in 2023 and 1.90 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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