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Discontinuation of "Price Index Monthly" and Release of "Price Index Quarterly"

September 28, 2007
Bank of Japan
Research and Statistics Department

In line with the revision of the Corporate Goods Price Index to the 2005 base scheduled at the end of this year, the Research and Statistics Department will discontinue the "Price Index Monthly" and release instead the "Price Index Quarterly." With the widespread use of the internet in recent years, we intend to expand our statistics data online instead of publishing them in paper format. For details, please refer to "The final draft of the revision of the Corporate Goods Price Index. Public opinions on the draft released in April and October, and our view (available in Japanese only)."

The publication of the "Price Index Monthly" will cease to be provided after the No.334 issue (to be released on Dec. 5, 2007). The first issue of the "Price Index Quarterly" will be released on March 5, 2008. The following issues will be released every quarter (June, September, December, and March).

Monthly data of the Price Index is available online through the Bank of Japan's website.

For inquiries, please contact Price Statistics Section, Research and Statistics Department (e-mail:post.rsd3@boj.or.jp).