TOKYO – Japan's industrial output fell in December 2021 compared to the previous month, according to a government data released on Monday.
According to state media sources, the country's factory output declined 1.0 percent in December from the previous month, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
The preliminary report showed that the factory and mine output index was 96.5, compared to a 2015 base of 100, with the number coming after a downwardly revised 7.0 percent increase in November.
Meanwhile, the index of industrial shipments fell 0.1 percent to 95.2, while inventories rose 0.5 percent to 101.2, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Based on a poll of manufacturers, the Ministry now anticipates industrial output to rise 5.2 percent in January and 2.2 percent in February.