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Japan wholesale costs climb 9.5 pct in January

TOKYO, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) — Japan’s wholesale costs elevated 9.5 % in January from a 12 months earlier, as greater power and uncooked materials prices continued to be handed on by corporations, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) stated Friday.

The costs of products traded amongst corporations rose for a twenty third successive month, the BOJ stated, and got here on the heels of a file 10.5 % leap in December.

Import costs within the recording interval jumped 17.8 % from a 12 months earlier, because the yen’s weak spot, though lower than earlier months in comparison with the U.S. dollar, continued to inflate prices, the central financial institution stated.

Export costs, in yen phrases, have been up 9.0 % within the recording interval, the BOJ additionally stated.

The rise within the company items worth index was pushed up specifically by a leap in costs for commodities, together with electrical energy, metropolis gasoline and water surging 49.7 %, the BOJ’s information confirmed.

Iron and metal climbed 19.2 %, whereas meals and beverage costs have been up 8.0 % within the recording interval, the BOJ stated.

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