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BRIEF-Japan real GDP growth run is longest since Q1 2005 to Q2 2006
May 18, 2017 / 12:02 AM / 3 months ago

BRIEF-Japan real GDP growth run is longest since Q1 2005 to Q2 2006

May 18 (Reuters) - Data released by Japan's Cabinet Office on Thursday showed:

* private consumption posted the fifth straight quarter of growth, led by smartphones and clothing

* exports posted third straight quarter of growth, led by machine tools and inbound tourists

* nominal GDP contracted for the first time in five quarters

* the fifth straight quarter of growth in real GDP marked the longest growth run since Q1 2005 to Q2 2006 Source text for Eikon: (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto)

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