TOKYO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Japan's industrial output rose 1.5 percent in November from the previous month, preliminary data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Wednesday.
The result compared with a median market forecast for a 1.6 percent gain.
Manufacturers surveyed by the ministry expect output to rise 2.0 percent in December and increase 2.2 percent in January.
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