TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s core consumer prices rose 3.1% in July from a year earlier, data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed on Friday.
The so-called core-core inflation index, which excludes food and energy prices, rose 4.3% year-on-year.
The rise in the core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes volatile fresh food prices, matched the median market forecast and followed a 3.3% increase in the previous month.
For the full tables, go to the ministry’s website at: http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/cpi/index.htm
(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)
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