Auto sector accounted for half of Japan March output fall-govt

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April 28 (Reuters) - The auto sector accounted for half of Japan's record decline in March industrial output, the trade ministry said on Thursday. Overall production fell 15.3 percent. In quake and tsunami-hit areas output plunged 31.9 percent while in areas that were not directly affected, output slid 13.5 percent. The survey for manufacturers' forecasts for April and May was conducted on April 10. The ministry said most of the companies directly affected by the quake and tsunami ...

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