Japan's all industry activity remained stable in July, figures from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed Friday.
The all industry activity index remained flat on month, following a 0.9 percent fall in June. Economists had forecast a marginal 0.1 percent rise.
Among components, construction activity fell 0.6 percent, but slower than June's 2.4 percent decrease. Likewise, industrial production slid 0.2 percent after easing 1.8 percent.
At the same time, tertiary industry activity gained 0.1 percent, in contrast to a 0.6 percent decline a month ago.
On a yearly basis, all industry activity growth increased to 1 percent from 0.2 percent in the previous month.