• Kyodo


Industrial production climbed a seasonally adjusted 2.4 percent in October for the first rise in two months, led by the vehicle and general machinery sectors, government data showed Wednesday.

Looking ahead, manufacturers polled by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry anticipated that output would shrink 0.1 percent in November amid concerns over disrupted supply chains after the recent flooding in Thailand. They expected, however, that output will rise 2.7 percent in December.

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