Japan Sept core CPI falls 0.3 pct yr/yr

BY Reuters | ECONOMIC | 10/22/20 07:33 PM EDT

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TOKYO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Japan's core consumer prices fell 0.3 percent in September from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday.

The core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices, compared with economists' median estimate for a 0.4 percent annual fall.

Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer prices were unchanged in September from a year ago. (Reporting by Leika Kihara)

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