Japan: Core inflation rises marginally in October
Core consumer prices—which exclude fresh food—fell 0.20% over the previous month in October, contrasting September’s 0.10% rise.
Core consumer prices rose 0.2% in October, up slightly from September’s 0.1% increase. October’s result marked the highest inflation rate since March 2020. Meanwhile, the trend was unchanged, with the annual average variation of core consumer prices coming in at September’s minus 0.5% in October. Finally, consumer price inflation edged down to 0.1% in October, from September’s 0.2%.