May 25, 2017 / 11:35 PM / 5 months ago

RPT-Japan April core CPI rises 0.3 pct yr/yr

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    TOKYO, May 26 (Reuters) - Japan's core consumer prices rose
0.3 percent in April 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 were unchanged in April from a year ago.
    Core consumer prices in Tokyo, available a month before the
nationwide data, rose 0.1 percent in May from a year earlier,
versus a 0.0 percent annual rise seen by analysts in a Reuters
poll.
    
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