Japan's manufacturing sector shows improving, statistics say

14:38, November 13, 2009      

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Japan's manufacturing sector is improving at a better than thought pace, according to statistics released by the ministry of economy trade and industry on Friday.

The revised indices of industrial production for September showed that production had increased by 2.1 percent in September when compared to the previous month, as opposed to the 1.4 percent reported in the preliminary indices.

It also showed that shipments improved by 4.2 percent, not the 3.4 percent initially reported.

In recent months, Japan's production sector has showed improvements, but these have yet to reach households in the aftermath of the credit crisis that started in the United States last year and sent the economy in decline.

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