Consumer confidence improved in June from three months earlier for the second quarter in a row in a sign that the nation’s export-driven upswing is improving sentiment, a government survey showed Tuesday.

The survey by the Cabinet Office found that the consumer confidence index as of June 15 rose by 0.9 point to 39.3 on a seasonally adjusted basis from 38.4 in the previous survey in March, when it rose 1.5 points.

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