Japan Nov industrial output up 0.6 pct mth/mth

TOKYO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Japan's industrial output rose 0.6 percent in November, government data showed on Thursday, in a sign that global demand remained robust.

The result compared with a median market forecast for a 0.5 percent increase and followed a 0.5 percent rise in October.

Manufacturers surveyed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry expect output to rise 3.4 percent in December and decrease 4.5 percent in January next year.

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