TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's industrial production fell a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent in April from the previous month, revised upward from a 0.3 percent decrease in the preliminary reading, the government said Friday.
The index of output stood at 106.3 against 100 for the base year of 2005, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in a revised report.
The government attributed the weakness in output to production declines in transportation equipment, information and communication systems, and electronic parts and devices manufacturers.
The index of industrial shipments increased 0.9 percent to 108.0, up from 0.7 percent in the preliminary report, released May 30.
The index of industrial inventories fell 1.2 percent to 104.2, compared with the earlier reported 0.9 percent decline.