The nation’s industrial output in January rose 2.9 percent from the previous month, marking the second consecutive monthly increase, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry said in a preliminary report released Friday.

MITI, however, said the nation’s production activities remain weak amid stagnant domestic demand, pointing out that the rise during the past two months is not enough to cover a 5 percent drop in November.

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