TABLE-Japan Sept CPI -1.1 pct yr/yr, down 19th mth in row

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TOKYO, Oct 29 (BestGrowthStock) – Japan’s core consumer prices fell
1.1 percent in September from a year earlier, down for the 19th
straight month, the Internal Affairs ministry said, as the
economy struggles from a huge output gap due to weak demand.

The fall in the core consumer price index, which includes oil
products but excludes volatile prices of fresh fruit, vegetables
and seafood, compared with a median market forecast for a 1.0
percent fall and follows a 1.0 percent drop the previous month.
[JPCPI=ECI]

The so-called core-core inflation index, which excludes food
and energy prices and is similar to the core index used in the
United States, slid 1.5 percent in the year to September.

Core consumer prices in Tokyo, available a month before the
nationwide data, fell 0.5 percent in October from a year earlier,
with the pace of slide narrowing from a 1.0 percent drop in
September, due in part to cigarette tax hikes from this month.

The drop was less than the 0.8 percent decline that had been
forecast. [JPCPIT=ECI]

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 SEPT AUG JULY JUNE MAY
Year-on-year

CPI (core) -1.1 (-1.0) -1.0 -1.1 -1.0 -1.2

CPI (core-core) -1.5 -1.5 -1.5 -1.5 -1.6

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

CPI (core) -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.0

CPI (core-core) 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.2

CPI +0.3 -0.3 -0.3 0.0 -0.1
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TOKYO OCT SEPT AUG JULY JUNE
Year-on-year

CPI (core) -0.5 (-0.8) -1.0 -1.1 -1.3 -1.3

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

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

CPI (core) +0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.1

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

CPI +0.6 +0.1 +0.1 -0.4 +0.1
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http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/cpi/index.htm
(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto, Stanley White)

TABLE-Japan Sept CPI -1.1 pct yr/yr, down 19th mth in row