Japan's November core CPI stands still

Japan's November core CPI stands still

In November, Japan's consumer prices were believed to edge up fractionally for an 11th straight month, as a Reuters survey disclosed on Friday, pointing to reticence of consumer inflation notwithstanding the firm economy.

In November, the nationwide core consumer price index, including crude output but excluding volatile fresh food prices, tacked on 0.8% from 2016, staying intact from October's outcome, as the survey of 19 market experts discovered.

The rate of surge in utility costs speeded down, although the cost of crude products, including gasoline backed core consumer prices, as financial experts told.

In Tokyo, core consumer prices, available a month prior to the nationwide data, were believed to gain 0.7% in December from 2016 versus November’s 0.6% leap.

On Thursday, the Bank of Japan left its monetary policy intact. Governor Haruhiko Kuroda stressed the necessity to patiently pursue ultra-loose policy. However, inflation is still far from the BOJ's 2% goal notwithstanding a strengthening economy.


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