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TABLE-Japan business mood steady at high levels -Reuters Tankan

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TOKYO, July 19 (Reuters) - Japanese manufacturers' and service providers' business confidence held steady at high levels in July, a Reuters poll found on Wednesday, underlining the central bank's upbeat view on the economy. The Reuters Tankan's sentiment indexes subtract the percentage of companies saying conditions are poor from those saying conditions are good. A positive number means optimists outnumber pessimists. Following is a table of indexes for key sectors, and a comparison with the central bank's quarterly tankan:

OCT (f'cast) JULY JUNE MAY APR MAR FEB

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MANUFACTURERS (+28) +26 +26 +24 +26 +25 +20 --------------------------------------------------------------- (Materials) (+12) +14 +16 +11 +13 +19 +11 - Textiles/paper ( +9) +25 +25 +13 +14 0 -14 - Chemicals (+25) +25 +20 +25 +33 +33 +35 - Oil refinery/ceramics (+16) 0 +25 0 -20 0 -20 - Steel/nonferrous metals ( -9) -9 0 -9 -8 +9 0 (Manufactured products) (+37) +32 +30 +32 +32 +27 +24 - Food (+30) +38 +27 +33 +60 +44 +36

- Metal products/machinery (+54) +34 +43 +41 +36 +28 +24

- Electric machinery (+45) +32 +33 +27 +31 +27 +22

- Autos/transport equipment(+20) +26 +21 +38 +14 +23 +22 - Precision machinery/others(+22) +27 +18 +12 +25 +20 +20

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NON-MANUFACTURERS (+31) +33 +33 +30 +28 +26 +26

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- Real estate/construction (+40) +44 +46 +31 +38 +46 +60

- Retail/wholesale (+24) +13 +22 +18 +15 +11 0 - Wholesalers (+41) +35 +35 +26 +27 +17 +9 - Retailers ( +9) -5 +10 +11 +5 +4 -11

- Information/communications(+47) +47 +46 +50 +43 +46 +42

- Transport/utility (+17) +21 +20 +17 +17 +13 +13 - Other services (+37) +58 +45 +45 +45 +36 +33 =============================================================== *** COMPARISON WITH BANK OF JAPAN TANKAN ** =============================================================== MANUFACTURERS NON-MANUFACTURERS RTRS BOJ RTRS BOJ --------------------------------------------------------------- OCT 2017 (forecast) (+28) - (+31) - SEPT 2017 (forecast) - (+15) - (+18) AUG - - - - JULY +26 - +33 - JUNE +26 +17 +33 +23 MAY +24 - +30 - APRIL +26 - +28 - MARCH +25 +12 +26 +20 FEB +20 - +26 - JAN +18 - +30 - DEC 2016 +16 +10 +19 +18 NOV +14 - +15 - OCT +10 - +9 - SEPT +5 +6 +14 +18 AUG +1 - +18 - JULY +3 - +15 - JUNE +3 +6 +17 +19 MAY +2 - +19 - APRIL +10 - +23 - MAR +6 +6 +24 +22 FEB +7 - +21 - JAN +6 - +27 - DEC 2015 +9 +12 +18 +25 NOV +3 - +22 - OCT +7 - +27 - SEPT +9 +12 +23 +25 AUG +17 - +27 - JULY +14 - +24 - JUNE +14 +15 +36 +23 MAY +13 - +33 - APR +12 - +25 - MAR +16 +12 +21 +19 FEB +11 - +22 - JAN +9 - +20 - ---------------------------------------------------------------

(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto and Izumi Nakagawa)