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Japan All Industry Activity Stable In December

Japan's all industry activity remained unchanged in December, figures from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Friday.

The all industry activity index remained unchanged month-on-month in December, after a 0.9 percent rise in November. Economists had expected a 0.3 percent rise.

Among components, construction activity decline 2.0 percent monthly, following a 0.1 percent fall in November. The tertiary industry activity edged down 0.2 percent in December, after a 1.4 percent rise.

Meanwhile, industrial production grew 1.2 percent in December, after a 1.0 percent decrease in the preceding month.

On a yearly basis, the all industry activity index fell 1.4 percent in December, following a 2.8 percent decrease in the prior month.

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