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Japan Aug industrial output up 1.5 pct mth/mth - METI
September 29, 2016 / 11:57 PM / in a year

Japan Aug industrial output up 1.5 pct mth/mth - METI

TOKYO, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Japan’s industrial output rose 1.5 percent month-on-month in August, data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Friday, in a tentative sign of a pickup in factory activity.

The result compared with a median market forecast for a 0.5 percent gain, and followed a 0.4 percent decline in July.

Manufacturers surveyed by METI expect output to rise 2.2 percent in September and increase 1.2 percent in October.

For the full tables on METI's website: here

For more background, please see this PREVIEW (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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