TABLE-Japan revised Aug industrial output down 0.5 pct m/m

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TOKYO, Oct 15 (BestGrowthStock) – Japan’s industrial output fell 0.5
percent in August, revised data showed on Friday, down for the
third straight month and adding to worries about an economy
struggling with a rising yen and slowing export growth.

The figure compared with an initial reading of a 0.3 percent
decline and follows a 0.2 percent drop in the previous month.

The capacity utilisation index fell 0.9 percent in August
from a month earlier to 88.3, marking the third straight month of
declines.

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industrial output data. Details were as follows:

AUG AUG JULY AUG INDEX

(revised) (prelim) (adjusted mth/mth):
Output -0.5 -0.3 -0.2 94.3
Shipments -0.8 -0.5 -0.1 95.7
Inventories +0.8 +0.7 -0.5 97.1
Inventories/shipments ratio -0.7 -0.9 +1.4 107.4
Capacity utilisation index -0.9 n/a -0.3 88.3
(unadjusted year-on-year):
Output +15.1 +15.4 +14.2 89.8

To view the full tables, go to the trade ministry’s website:
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/statistics/tyo/iip/h2a2080e.html
(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

TABLE-Japan revised Aug industrial output down 0.5 pct m/m