• Kyodo News


Industrial output in November rose a seasonally adjusted 1.0 percent from the previous month, the government said Tuesday, keeping the figure unchanged from a preliminary report released last month.

The 1.0 percent rise in output represents the first rise in six months. Reflecting data not available at the time of the preliminary report, output of general machinery makers was revised upward, while that of the chemical sector, including pharmaceutical products, was revised downward.

Shipments rose 2.6 percent, upgraded from the earlier reported 2.5 percent increase. Inventories lost 1.8 percent, compared with a 1.7 percent fall in the initial report.

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