2nd December 2021

Why Japan’s CPI remains low while other economies grapple with inflation

As the global economy takes steps to recover from the pandemic, prices have steadily risen around the world, with US CPI hitting a 31-year high of 6.2% year on year in October. Japan, however, remains an exception among the major economies. The country’s headline CPI did tick up in October, but at a very modest pace of 0.1% year on year from the previous year, showing that inflation is yet to gain strong traction in a country long stuck in deflation.