Business / Economy Apr 13, 2016

Wholesale prices fell 3.8% in March

Wholesale prices dropped 3.8 percent in March from a year earlier for the 12th straight month of decline, Bank of Japan data showed Wednesday. The falls came amid persistently low prices for crude oil and other commodities. The index of corporate goods prices stood at ...

Business / Economy May 15, 2015

April wholesale prices fall 2.2% on year

Wholesale prices, excluding the impact of last year's consumption tax hike, fell 2.2 percent in April from a year earlier for the six straight month of decline, the Bank of Japan said Friday, weighed down by the effects of a plunge in crude oil ...

Business / Economy Oct 14, 2014

Wholesale price rise slowed in September

Wholesale prices were up 3.5 percent in September from a year earlier for the 18th straight month of increase, but the pace of gain continued to slow amid falling crude oil prices and the diminishing effects of the weaker yen, which has pushed up ...

Business / Economy Feb 13, 2014

Wholesale prices gain for 10th month straight

Wholesale prices rose 2.4 percent in January from a year earlier for the 10th straight monthly gain as the yen's depreciation boosted import costs for energy, the Bank of Japan said Thursday. The index of corporate goods prices stood at 102.9 against the 2010 base ...

Business / Economy Jul 10, 2013

Wholesale prices rise for third consecutive month

Wholesale prices rose 1.2 percent in June from a year earlier for the third consecutive monthly increase amid the yen's depreciation and an increase in electricity and gas prices, the Bank of Japan said Wednesday. The index of corporate goods prices stood at 101.6 against ...