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Japan all industry activity growth accelerates in April

Staff writer ▼ | June 23, 2016
Japan's all industry activity expanded at a faster pace in April, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed.
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The indices of all industry activity advanced 1.3 percent on a monthly basis in April, faster than the 0.2 percent increase seen in March and a 1.2 percent rise forecast by economists.

Construction activity rebounded in April, up 2.4 percent after falling 1.6 percent in March. Tertiary industry activity climbed 1.4 percent reversing a 0.5 percent drop seen a month ago.

Meanwhile, the increase in industrial output eased to 0.5 percent from 3.8 percent.

On a yearly basis, all industry activity edged up 0.1 percent in April as seen in March.