April 23, 2020 / 11:43 PM / a month ago

RPT-Japan March core CPI rises 0.4 pct yr/yr

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TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) - Japan’s core consumer prices rose 0.4 percent in March 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 0.4 percent annual gain.

Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.6 percent in March from a year ago. (Reporting by Leika Kihara)

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