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Japan's core composite economic index down 3.4 pct in Apri

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Source: Xinhua English   Publishing Date: 2014-6-7 7:50:16

TOKYO, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Japan's key composite economic index in April fell 3.4 points from the previous month, down for the first time in two months, the government said Friday.

The umbrella coincident indicators including readings of industrial output and retail sales stood at 111.1 against the 2010 base of 100 in the recording period, according to a preliminary report released by the Cabinet Office.

The index of leading indicators, which forecasts developments in the coming months, shed 0.5 point to 106.6, while the index of lagging indicators, which reviews the economic performance in the past, was down 2.5 points to 116.0. (Source:Xinhua English)

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