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Industrial output down 0.8% in July

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japan’s industrial production in July fell 0.8 percent from the previous month, unchanged from the preliminary reading, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in a revised report on Thursday.

The seasonally adjusted production index for the manufacturing and mining sectors stood at 101.5 against 100 for the base year of 2010, the ministry said.

The shipment index dropped 0.7 percent to 100.0, also flat from the preliminary report, released last month. The inventory index was down 1.1 percent at 107.9, compared with a fall of 1.2 percent before revision.Speech

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