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Industrial production unexpectedly rebounded in July as demand in Asia helped exporters withstand a slump in shipments to the U.S., trade ministry data showed Friday.

Factory output gained 0.9 percent from June, when it fell 2.2 percent, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said. The median estimate of 37 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News was for a 0.3 percent decline.

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