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Japan Consumer Prices Up 3.0 Pct in Sept.

Japan Consumer Prices Up 3.0 Pct in Sept.

   Tokyo, Oct. 31 (Jiji Press)--Japan's core consumer price index rose 3.0 pct from a year earlier in September, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Friday.
   The core CPI, which excludes often-volatile fresh food prices, stood at 103.5 against 100 for the base year of 2010.
   The growth matched the median forecast among 24 economic research institutes surveyed by Jiji Press.
   Month on month, the index was unchanged.
   For Tokyo's densely populated 23 wards, the core CPI stood at 102.2 in October, up 2.5 pct from a year before.

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