January 23, 2020 / 11:40 PM / a month ago

RPT-Japan Dec core CPI rises 0.7% yr/yr

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TOKYO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Japan’s core consumer prices rose 0.7% in December from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday.

The core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices, compared with economists’ median estimate for a 0.7% annual gain.

Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.9% in December from a year ago. (Reporting by Kaori Kaneko Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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