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Industrial output fell 1.3% in June

Japan’s revised industrial production for June fell a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent from the previous month, unchanged from an initial report, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Friday.

The index of production at mines and factories came to 100.7 against the 2000 base of 100, METI said. The index of industrial shipments fell 1.3 percent to 103.0, revised from the 1.4 percent decline to 102.9 reported earlier.

The index of inventories edged down 0.1 percent to 89.6, revised from the previously reported 0.2 percent drop to 89.5.

The factory operating ratio index slipped 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted 101.7 in June from the previous month for the first decline in four months.

The index for production capacity rose 0.1 percent to an unadjusted 91.6 after a 0.4 percent fall in May.

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