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Japan's October industrial output falls 4.2% month/month

Japan's October industrial output falls 4.2% month/month
FILE PHOTO: A worker cycles near a factory at the Keihin industrial zone in Kawasaki, Japan February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato   -   Copyright  Issei Kato(Reuters)
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s factory output fell 4.2% in October, government data showed on Friday, more than the median market forecast for a 2.1% fall and swinging from a 1.7% rise.

Manufacturers surveyed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry expect output to fall 1.5% in November and rise 1.1% in December, the data showed.

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For the full tables on METI’s website:

http://www.meti.go.jp/english/statistics/tyo/iip/index.html

(Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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