January 30, 2019 / 11:58 PM / 16 days ago

Japan Dec industrial output falls 0.1 pct month/month -METI

TOKYO, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Japan’s industrial output fell 0.1 percent in December, down for a second straight month, government data showed on Thursday, in a sign slowing external demand may have curbed factory activity.

The fall in factory output compared with a median market forecast of a 0.4 percent decline and followed a 1.0 percent decrease in November.

Manufacturers surveyed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry expect output to fall 0.1 percent in January and grow 2.6 percent in February.

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For the full tables on METI's website: here (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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