Core con­sumer prices fall in Ja­pan

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

Ja­pan’s core con­sumer prices fell 0.5 per­cent in Septem­ber from a year ear­lier, mark­ing the sev­enth straight month of de­clines, the gov­ern­ment said on Fri­day. Ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of In­ter­nal Af­fairs and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, the core con­sumer price in­dex, which ex­cludes volatile fresh food prices, stood at 99.6 against the 2015 base of 100. The drop in the core con­sumer price in­dex was in line with me­dian fore­casts for a 0.5 per­cent de­cline.

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