Industrial output in May rose 4.5 percent from the previous month, a sizable upward revision from a preliminary increase of 3.8 percent, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry said in a report released July 15.

The production index for the nation’s mines and factories, which use 1990 as the base year of 100, stood at a seasonally adjusted 105.2, which represents a 7.5 percent increase from a year ago, according to the report. With the latest figure, the ministry now estimates the production index for the April-June period at 102.8, the highest level under the current scale since 1990.

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