TABLE-Swiss CPI falls 0.4 pct yr/yr in Sept.

ZURICH, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Swiss consumer prices fell 0.4p ercent from a year ago and were 0.3 percent higher comparedwith the previous month, the Federal Statistics Office said onMon day.

CONSUMER PRICE INDEXSept. 12 Aug. 12 Sept. 11Pct change m/m 0.3 0.0 0.3Pct change y/y -0.4 -0.5 0.5Index (DEC 2010 = 100) 99.3 99.0 99.7Core infl. 1* y/y pct -1.0 -1.1 0.2Core infl. 2* y/y pct -1.3 -1.4 0.0

*Core inflation 1 strips out volatile price components likefood, beverages, tobacco, seasonal prodcuts, energy and fuel;core inflation 2 also strips out administered prices.

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