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Japan all industry activity rebounds in April

Staff Writer | June 21, 2017
Japan's all industry activity rebounded in April from March, data published by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed Wednesday.
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The all industry activity index climbed 2.1% month-on-month in April, reversing a 0.7% fall in March.

The monthly rate also exceeded the expectations of 1.6%.

Construction activity surged 7.3% in contrast to March's 0.9% drop. Likewise, industrial output advanced 4% following a 1.9% decrease.

Tertiary industry activity grew 1.2% versus a 0.3% fall in March.

On a yearly basis, all industry activity growth accelerated to a 5-month high of 1.9% from 1% in March.