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TOKYO, March 12 (Reuters) - Japan's industrial output rose 2.7 percent in January, revised data showed on Friday, boosted by a sharp rise in production of cars and chemical products.
The figure compared with an initial reading of a 2.5 percent rise and a 1.9 percent increase in December, the trade ministry said.
The capacity utilisation index rose 3.9 percent in January from a month earlier, up for the 11th straight month and matching the level hit in November 2008.
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JAN JAN DEC INDEX
(revised) (prelim) (Adjusted month-on-month): Output +2.7 +2.5 +1.9 92.1 Shipments +2.7 +2.4 +1.0 92.9 Inventories +1.1 +1.0 -0.1 94.6 Inventories/shipments ratio +1.1 +1.0 -4.8 109.0 Capacity utilisation index +3.9 n/a +1.4 87.6 (Unadjusted year-on-year): Output +18.5 +18.2 +5.1 83.2
To view the full tables, go to the trade ministry's website - here (Reporting by Hideyuki Sano; Editing by Chris Gallagher)