Skip to comments.Japan: Industrial production posts largest drop(15.3%)
Posted on 04/29/2011 7:13:06 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Industrial production posts largest drop
Japan's industrial production plunged by a record 15.3 percent in March as the Great East Japan Earthquake slashed output at automakers and other manufacturers.
The index of industrial production fell to 82.9 for the first decline in five months, according to a preliminary report released April 28.
The industry ministry downgraded its assessment of industrial production for the first time since September 2010, although it said production is expected to recover.
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