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Reuters reports that Japan’s core consumer prices fell 0.2 percent in April from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday.

Key notes

  • April cpi excluding fresh food, energy prices +0.2 pct YoY – govt.
  • April nationwide overall CPI +0.1 pct YoY – govt.
  • April nationwide core CPI -0.2 pct YoY – govt (Reuters poll: -0.1 pct).

The core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices, compared with economists’ median estimate for a 0.1 percent annual fall. Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in April from a year ago.