Japan April factory output down 2.5 pct mth/mth
TOKYO May 30 (Reuters) - Japanese industrial output fell 2.5 percent in April, government data showed on Friday, as companies cut back on production after ramping it up to meet a rush in demand ahead of an increase in the national sales tax from April.
The decrease was more than a median market forecast of a 2.0 percent fall.
Manufacturers surveyed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry expect output to rise 1.7 percent in May and decline 2.0 percent in June.
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