Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

Changes in the Prices of Wheat Flour in Japan, 1970-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications checks goods prices in the market every month, and calculates the Consumer Price Indexes.

The data below shows the changes in the price indexes of wheat flour between 1970 and 2014. Last year, the wheat price recorded the highest.

Japan depends on imports for most of wheat flour. Recent weaker yen causes the price rise of wheat.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 1kg wheat flour (yen)
1970 35.6 79
1971 38.2 84
1972 39.2 87
1973 40.7 90
1974 59.9 132
1975 59.5 131
1976 66.4 147
1977 73.0 161
1978 73.3 162
1979 73.3 162
1980 80.5 178
1981 86.1 190
1982 88.2 195
1983 92.9 205
1984 96.1 212
1985 96.4 213
1986 96.4 213
1987 95.5 211
1988 94.1 208
1989 94.4 209
1990 94 208
1991 93.7 207
1992 94.5 209
1993 94.6 209
1994 93.3 206
1995 91.3 202
1996 90.6 200
1997 91.3 202
1998 91.0 201
1999 90.3 200
2000 89.3 197
2001 88.3 195
2002 87.6 194
2003 86.1 190
2004 85.9 190
2005 85.0 188
2006 85.3 189
2007 86.1 190
2008 97.9 216
2009 106.3 235
2010 100.0 221
2011 99.8 221
2012 100.5 222
2013 100.5 222
2014 107.3 237

The next data shows the changes in the prices of 1kg wheat flour from 1970 to 2014. (unit = yen) 

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Source is Statistics Bureau. 消費者物価指数 (CPI) 結果

www.stat.go.jp/data/cpi/historic.htm

www.e-stat.go.jp/SG1/estat/Csvdl.do?sinfid=000011288549

Related Topics

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.