TABLE-Japan CPI down 20th month,fall slows on tobacco tax

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TOKYO, Nov 26 (BestGrowthStock) – Japan’s core consumer prices fell
0.6 percent in October from a year earlier, down for the 20th
consecutive month, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and
Communications said, pointing to persistent deflation.

The pace of decline in the core consumer price index, which
includes oil products but excludes volatile prices of fresh
fruit, vegetables and seafood, matched economists’ expectations,
and followed a 1.1 percent drop in September. [JPCPI=ECI]

The pace of deflation slowed markedly due in part to a
cigarette tax hike that took effect in October, and is unlikely
to ease concerns about the impact of a strong yen and slowing
economy on the underlying price trend.

Following is a table of Japan’s consumer price index (CPI).
Tokyo area figures are released a month ahead of the nationwide
data (changes in percent, previous figures for Tokyo area may be
revised, economists’ median forecasts in parentheses):
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NATIONWIDE OCT SEPT AUG JULY JUNE
Year-on-year

CPI (core) -0.6 (-0.6) -1.1 -1.0 -1.1 -1.0

CPI (core-core) -0.8 -1.5 -1.5 -1.5 -1.5

CPI +0.2 -0.6 -0.9 -0.9 -0.7
Month-on-month (seasonally adjusted)

CPI (core) +0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1

CPI (core-core) +0.6 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

CPI +0.5 +0.3 -0.3 -0.3 0.0
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TOKYO NOV OCT SEPT AUG JULY
Year-on-year

CPI (core) -0.5 (-0.5) -0.5 -1.0 -1.1 -1.3

CPI (core-core)-0.6 -0.6 -1.3 -1.4 -1.4

CPI +0.2 +0.3 -0.6 -1.0 -1.2
Month-on-month (seasonally adjusted)

CPI (core) 0.0 +0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.2

CPI (core-core) 0.0 +0.6 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

CPI 0.0 +0.6 +0.1 +0.1 -0.4
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To view the full tables, click on
http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/cpi/index.htm
(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

TABLE-Japan CPI down 20th month,fall slows on tobacco tax