August 31, 2018 / 12:00 AM / 23 days ago

Japan July factory output down 0.1 pct mth/mth

TOKYO, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Japan’s industrial output fell 0.1 percent in July from the previous month, down for the third straight month, government data showed on Friday.

The result compared with a median market forecast for a 0.2 percent gain, following a 1.8 percent decline in June.

Manufacturers surveyed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry expect output to rise 5.6 percent in August and increase 0.5 percent in September, the data showed.

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here (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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