Japan's all industry activity declined at a slower rate in August, in line with the consensus estimate, figures from the the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed Tuesday.
The all industry activity index fell 0.1 percent month-over-month in August following the 0.4 percent drop in July. This was in line with the expectations of economists.
The indicator for tertiary industry activity and industrial production declined by 0.1 percent and 1.9 percent, respectively.
Meanwhile, construction industry activity increased, as the index rose 1.5 percent.
The index measuring government services activity remained unchanged in August.