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Japan Core CPI Logs Biggest Rise in 41 Years in Dec.

Japan Core CPI Logs Biggest Rise in 41 Years in Dec.

   Tokyo, Jan. 20 (Jiji Press)--Japan's core consumer price index in December last year rose 4.0 pct from a year earlier, the biggest increase in 41 years, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Friday.
   The result matched the median forecast among the 18 economic research institutes surveyed by Jiji Press.
   The core CPI, which excludes often volatile fresh food prices, stood at 104.1 against 100 for the base year of 2020. Month on month, the index was up 0.4 pct.
   In 2022, the core CPI rose 2.3 pct from the previous year to 102.1, the ministry also said.

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