• Kyodo


Wholesale prices in March fell 0.4 percent compared with a year ago as the global spread of COVID-19 weighed on a wide range of economic activities, the Bank of Japan said Friday.

Prices for goods traded by companies fell for the first time in five months as a recent drop in crude oil prices impacted Japan after climbing 0.8 percent in February.

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