FILE PHOTO: A worker walks near a factory at the Keihin industrial zone in Kawasaki, Japan, March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/
March 29, 2019
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s industrial output rose 1.4 percent in February from the previous month, up for the first time in four months, government data showed on Friday.
That compared with a 1.0 percent increase seen in a Reuters poll of economists, and followed a revised 3.4 percent drop in the previous month.
Manufacturers surveyed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry expect output to rise 1.3 percent in March and increase 1.1 percent in April, the data showed.
(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)