TOKYO -- Japan's real gross domestic product in October inched up 0.2% from the month before, driven mainly by healthy exports, the Japan Center for Economic Research said Monday.
Exports grew 2.5% overall, jumping by 4.2% to the European Union. Gains were also seen in exports to the rest of Asia and the U.S.
An 0.8% rise in private-sector capital expenditures also propelled the economy. Meanwhile, personal consumption and housing investment both slipped 0.1%.