September 20, 2018 / 11:37 PM / in a month

RPT-Japan Aug core CPI rises 0.9 pct yr/yr

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TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Japan’s core consumer prices rose 0.9 percent in August 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 0.9 percent annual gain.

Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.4 percent in August from a year ago. (Reporting by Leika Kihara Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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