TOKYO -- Japanese real gross domestic product rose 2% on the month in February, the Japan Center for Economic Research estimated Tuesday.
The second straight month of growth was driven by a 6.4% jump in exports as automobiles and other products scored sharp gains.
Consumer spending inched up 0.2%, buoyed by strong sales of new cars.
Housing investment climbed 2.7%. But capital spending fell 1.1%, partly on sluggish investment in machinery.