Japan’s all industry activity remained unchanged in August, figures from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Monday.
The all industry activity index remained unchanged month-on-month in August, after a 0.2 percent rise in July. Economists had forecast a modest 0.1 percent fall.
Among components, industrial production dropped 1.2 percent annually in August, reversing a 1.3 percent rise in July. Construction activity fell 0.6 percent in August, following a 1.3 percent decline in the preceding month.
Meanwhile, the tertiary industry activity rose 0.4 percent in August, following a 0.1 percent increase in the previous month.
On a yearly basis, the all industry activity index declined 0.5 percent in August, after a 1.3 percent increase in the prior month.
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