TOKYO, (Reuters) - Japanese wholesale prices fell 4.2 percent in the year to June, Bank of Japan data showed on Tuesday.[JPCGPY=ECI]
The fall in the corporate goods price index (CGPI), which measures the price companies charge each other for their goods and services, compares with the median market forecast for a 4.2 percent annual decrease and follows a 4.3 percent annual decrease in May.
Overall final goods prices -- the prices of finished products charged to businesses -- fell 3.7 percent from a year earlier.
Domestic final goods prices, which loosely track the consumer price index, fell 1.2 percent from a year earlier.
Details were as follows (preliminary, with percentage change; economists' median forecast in parentheses; previous figures may be revised):
JUNE MAY APRIL JUNE INDEX
Year-on-year -4.2 (-4.2) -4.3 -4.2 99.2
Mth-on-mth -0.1 (-0.1) +0.1 -0.4
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