The retail price of regular gasoline this week averaged 168.2 yen per liter, down 0.6 yen from last week.

The price has dropped for 7 consecutive weeks.

Subsidies introduced as an emergency measure against rising prices by the government have kept the average price in the 160 yen range for the second straight week.

However, due to the influence of the situation in Ukraine, the high level since 2014 is still continuing.