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Under the agency's five levels of sentiment, ranging from "strong" to "depressed," only one sector -- industrial machinery -- remained at the bottom.
Such a state of affairs has not been seen in nearly 18 months, the EPA said.
"There were no sectors in which sentiment moved downward," an agency official also said. "Overall, the nation's industrial sentiment has improved considerably compared with that in March this year."
Sentiment improved in the steel sector from July's "depressed" to "dull" in September helped by recovering exports to Asian markets.
It rose in the petrochemical sector from "dull" to "leveling," mirroring increases in both production and shipments.
Thanks to robust sales of mobile phones, sentiment in the telecommunication equipment sector also moved up to "leveling" from "dull."
That of the domestic transportation sector rose to "dull" from "depressed" as growth in the housing sector arrested a drop in demand for truck transportation, the agency said.