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Japan's nationwide consumer price index rise 0.2 percent in December

Japan's nationwide consumer price index rise 0.2 percent in December

The Japanese nationwide core consumer price index rose 0.2 percent on year in November, government data showed Tuesday, registering the sixth straight month of increases.
The results, which exclude volatile food prices, outpaced the 0.1 percent growth in the previous month, according to the data released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
November reading matched an average forecast for 0.2 percent growth by economists polled by Dow Jones Newswires and Nikkei News.
The core CPI for the Tokyo metropolitan area for December, considered a leading indicator for nationwide consumer prices, rose 0.2 percent from a year earlier, according to the ministry data. The figure matches the 0.2 percent rise expected in the survey of economists.
The overall nationwide CPI, including fresh food prices, climbed 0.3 percent on year in November, but down 0.3 percent compared with the previous month, according to the data.
For the Tokyo area, the overall CPI gained 0.3 percent in December from a year earlier. It was up 0.1 percent from November.


Updated : 2021-08-02 20:55 GMT+08:00