Japan PPI for August

0.2% m/m

  • expected 0.2%, prior 0.6% m/m

-0.5% y/y

  • expected -0.5%, prior -0.9% y/y

Producer Price Index is inflation at a business-to-business level (in a nutshell). It is also known as the Corporate Goods Price Index, which is probably a better indication as to what it is.

In the release is also an indication of consumer prices. The 'domestic final goods prices' index, which loosely correlates with CPI.

  • -1.2% y/y