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Changes in the Prices of Scallops in Japan, 1980-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors many kinds of food prices monthly. Scallop is one of the item which the ministry checks its price.

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The data below show the changes in the price indexes of scallops between 1980 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100. Recently the price is getting higher. It is said that operating costs of fishing vessels are increasing, because of soaring oil prices due to the recent weak yen.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 100g scallops (yen)
1980 116.3 205
1981 121.7 214
1982 117.1 206
1983 118.2 208
1984 121.7 214
1985 124 218
1986 119 209
1987 117.6 207
1988 116.7 205
1989 112.6 198
1990 117.8 207
1991 124.5 219
1992 119.9 211
1993 109.9 193
1994 106.7 188
1995 104.3 184
1996 98.2 173
1997 103.1 181
1998 104.3 184
1999 104.3 184
2000 104.7 184
2001 103 181
2002 98.9 174
2003 92.4 163
2004 97 171
2005 105.9 186
2006 106.8 188
2007 104.2 183
2008 103.8 183
2009 102 180
2010 100 176
2011 114.8 202
2012 110.4 194
2013 111.3 196
2014 129.2 227

The next graph shows the changes in 100g scallops' price from 1980 to 2014.

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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

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