TOKYO, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Japan’s industrial output rose 8.0% in July from the previous month, posting a second straight month of gains in a tentative sign of a pick-up in factory activity from the coronavirus-induced slump, government data showed on Monday.
That compared with a median market forecast for a 5.8% increase in a Reuters poll, the data showed.
Manufacturers surveyed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry expect output to rise 4.0% in August and increase 1.9% in September, the data showed.
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here (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)
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