Japan GDP Revised Down To 0.6% In Q2

Japan GDP Revised Down To 0.6% In Q2

Japan's gross domestic product was revised down to 0.6 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2017, the Cabinet Office said in Friday's final reading.

That missed forecasts for 0.7 percent and was down from the August 13 preliminary reading that suggested a gain of 1.0 percent. GDP was up 0.4 percent on quarter in the previous three months.

On a yearly basis, GDP was knocked down to 2.5 percent, again missing expectations for 2.9 percent and down sharply from the preliminary reading of 4.0 percent. GDP had advanced 1.5 percent in Q1.

Nominal GDP was revised down to 0.7 percent on quarter, missing forecasts for 0.9 percent and down from 1.1 percent in the preliminary reading. It fell 0.3 percent in the three months prior.

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