Japan April core CPI rises 2.1 pct yr/yr

BY Reuters | ECONOMIC | 05/19/22 07:37 PM EDT

TOKYO, May 20 (Reuters) - Japan's core consumer prices rose 2.1% in April 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 2.1% annual gain.

Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.8% in April from a year ago. (Reporting by Daniel Leussink)

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