• Kyodo News


Industrial output rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent in October from the previous month, unchanged from the preliminary reading, the government said in its revised report Monday.

The index of output at mines and factories remained at 86.1 against the base of 100 for 2005. Industrial production expanded for the eighth consecutive month, the longest under the current base year, on robustness in such sectors as general machinery, information and communications electronics, and fabricated metals.

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