Tokyo Core Consumer Prices Up 0.4 Pct in March
Tokyo, March 27 (Jiji Press)--The core consumer price index for Tokyo's densely populated 23 wards in March rose 0.4 pct from a year earlier, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Friday.
The result matched the median forecast of a 0.4 pct increase among 16 economic research institutes surveyed by Jiji Press.
The core CPI, which excludes often volatile fresh food prices, stood at 101.7 against 100 for the base year of 2015. Month on month, the index was flat after seasonal adjustment.