Japan Changes in Inventories

Changes in Inventories in Japan increased to -2780.10 JPY Billion in the fourth quarter of 2013 from -2902.10 JPY Billion in the third quarter of 2013. Changes in Inventories in Japan is reported by the Cabinet Office, Japan. Changes in Inventories in Japan averaged -411.04 JPY Billion from 1994 until 2013, reaching an all time high of 6581.40 JPY Billion in the fourth quarter of 2008 and a record low of -6618.80 JPY Billion in the third quarter of 2009. In Japan, changes in inventories are often a leading indicator for the overall performance of the economy. This page provides - Japan Changes in Inventories - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-19

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
-2780.10 -2902.10 6581.40 -6618.80 -2803.55 | 2014/03 1994 - 2013 JPY Billion Quarterly
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Japan Changes in Inventories
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Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Bankruptcies 814.00 2014-03-15 782.00 1965.00 6.00 796.24 2014-04-30 Companies [+]
Capacity Utilization 104.90 2014-02-15 107.70 122.00 62.70 104.59 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Car Registrations 417136.00 2014-03-15 300007.00 585449.00 83044.00 229135.50 2014-04-30 Cars [+]
Changes in Inventories -2780.10 2013-11-15 -2902.10 6581.40 -6618.80 -2803.55 2014-03-31 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 113.40 2014-02-15 115.20 117.30 78.30 114.47 2014-03-31 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 57.90 2014-03-15 53.00 57.90 15.90 58.84 2014-04-30 [+]
Industrial Production Mom -2.31 2014-02-15 3.80 6.85 -16.46 0.25 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Leading Composite Index 108.50 2014-02-15 113.10 113.90 77.10 112.51 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Machinery Orders -8.77 2014-02-15 13.36 25.52 -15.78 -1.06 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Manufacturing Pmi 53.90 2014-03-15 55.50 56.20 29.60 56.23 2014-04-30 [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.83 2013-11-15 5.36 29.34 -37.18 5.69 2013-12-31 Percent [+]
New Orders 862.45 2014-02-15 1073.95 1624.18 702.28 1023.50 2014-02-28 JPY Billion [+]
Industrial Production 7.00 2014-02-28 10.30 33.10 -38.60 6.90 2014-02-28 Percent [+]
Business Confidence 17.00 2014-03-31 16.00 53.00 -58.00 10.00 2014-06-30 [+]
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Changes in Inventories | Notes
Changes in Inventories also known as changes in stocks are the difference in the physical volume or value of inventories held by companies and governments at certain period of time. For companies, those changes may refer to raw materials, finished goods and work in progress. For governments, they may refer to food, oil and stocks for market intervention.


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