JAPAN POSTS DECLINE IN WHOLESALE PRICES

JAPAN POSTS DECLINE IN WHOLESALE PRICES

The Japanese wholesale price index for January averaged 89.6 (1985=100), down 0.6 percent from December, and down 2.2 percent from a year earlier, the Bank of Japan announced Friday.

The bank report said the wholesale price index for domestic products was 95.9, down 0.2 percent from December and down 0.6 percent from a year earlier.