An index measuring tertiary industry activity in Japan was down a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent on month in April, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Tuesday, standing at 98.3.
That was well shy of forecasts for an increase of 0.3 percent following the 0.6 percent decline in March.
Industries that declined were transport and postal Activities; miscellaneous services; electricity, gas, heat supply and water; accommodations; scientific research; and amusement services.
Industries that moved higher were Communications; wholesale and retail trade; finance and insurance; real estate; learning support; and compound services. Medical and health care were flat.
by RTT Staff Writer
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