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May 19, 2023

Japan’s inflation (all items, year-over-year growth in consumer price index) increased by 3.5% in April 2023 compared to the same time last year. This was up from 3.3% CPI inflation as last month and down from 4.4% in January 2023.  The gap between Canadian and Japanese inflation has narrowed - because of slowing inflation in Canada and accelerating inflation in Japan.

Japan's underlying inflation (all items excluding fresh food and energy) increased to 4.1%, the fastest increase since 1981.

Japan's energy prices were down 4.4% in April 2023 compared with April 2022. Japan's food inflation increased 8.5% over this period. 

Sources: Japan Statistics Bureau - Consumer Price Index; Statistics Canada.  Table 18-10-0004-01 Consumer Price Index, monthly, not seasonally adjustedTable 18-10-0005-01 Consumer Price Index, annual average, not seasonally adjusted

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