Business / Economy Jun 12, 2018

Japan's wholesale prices logged 2.7% uptick in May

Wholesale prices rose 2.7 percent in May, the fastest pace since January, as energy costs climbed, the Bank of Japan said Tuesday. The prices of goods traded between companies had been trending downward since late last year, and the rebound could push up consumer prices ...

Japan's wholesale prices up 3.5%, fastest pace since 2014

Business / Economy Dec 12, 2017

Japan's wholesale prices up 3.5%, fastest pace since 2014

Wholesale prices rose 3.5 percent in November compared with last year, the fastest pace since September 2014, the Bank of Japan said Tuesday. Prices increased for the 11th straight month amid higher energy costs. After stripping out the effect of the consumption tax hike in ...

Business / Economy Jan 16, 2017

Wholesale prices logged 3.4% drop in 2016

Wholesale prices in 2016 fell 3.4 percent to log their second consecutive annual decline as the yen advanced and crude oil prices sank on the back of slowdowns in China and other emerging economies, the Bank of Japan said Monday. The data cast a pall ...

Business / Economy Oct 14, 2016

Japan's wholesale prices down for 18th straight month

Japan's wholesale prices fell for the 18th straight month in September, down 3.2 percent from a year earlier, with a downturn in global oil prices and the yen's appreciation pushing down import prices, Bank of Japan data showed Friday. The latest data highlighted that the ...

Japanese wholesale prices slump 3.9% in July

Business / Economy Aug 10, 2016

Japanese wholesale prices slump 3.9% in July

Wholesale prices fell 3.9 percent in July from a year earlier for a 16th straight monthly drop, dragged down by a strong yen and falling crude oil and commodity prices, Bank of Japan data showed Wednesday. The index of corporate goods prices stood at 99.2 ...