Japan Machinery Orders  1987-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Japan's core machinery orders, which exclude those of ships and electrical equipment, unexpectedly fell 3.2 percent month-over-month in January 2017, following a downwardly revised 2.1 percent rise in December and worse than market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain. Orders for manufacturing declined 10.8 percent, after growing 0.8 percent in December, mainly driven by falls in non-ferrous metals (-84.5 percent), petroleum and coal products (-61.4 percent), chemicals (-27.9 percent), foods and beverages (-22 percent), and iron and steel (-10.3 percent). Orders for non-manufacturing rose 0.7 percent, following a 2.1 percent gain in the previous month. Compared with a year earlier, core orders dropped 8.2 percent, versus expectations of a 3.3 percent decrease. Machinery Orders in Japan averaged 0.27 percent from 1987 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 25.50 percent in October of 1996 and a record low of -15.80 percent in October of 1992.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-08 11:50 PM Dec 6.7% -5.1% 3.1% 1%
2017-03-12 11:50 PM Jan -8.2% 6.7% -3.3%
2017-03-12 11:50 PM Jan -3.2% 2.1% 0.5% -1.6%
2017-04-10 11:50 PM Feb -8.2% 2.03%
2017-04-10 11:50 PM Feb -3.2% 2.03%
2017-05-18 11:50 PM Apr 0.12%




Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 10.00 6.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.60 53.30 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.30 51.90 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.70 3.20 33.10 -38.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.40 0.70 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.68 3.17 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 101.70 99.20 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 987.73 1183.70 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -3.20 2.10 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -88.90 1041.20 7618.40 -6581.50 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 688.00 605.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 20757.91 16963.94 20757.91 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 115.10 115.50 122.90 78.50 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 48.60 49.80 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 659307.00 681032.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 273860.00 229100.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 104.90 104.80 113.70 75.10 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 1.00 -3.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Private Investment 3.80 -1.30 11.20 -25.33 percent [+]
Steel Production 8339.93 9001.66 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 6.59 1.40 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 18.00 18.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Cement Production 4814.00 4741.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.48 5.47 5.50 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 6.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.20 52.30 54.10 46.30 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 34.00 32.00 34.00 13.00 [+]
Corruption Index 72.00 75.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 18.00 25.00 14.00 [+]



Japan Machinery Orders Notes

In Japan, Machinery Orders refers to the month-over-month change of the private sector machinery orders, excluding volatile ones for ships and those from electric power companies. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Machinery Orders - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Machinery Orders - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-3.20 2.10 25.50 -15.80 1987 - 2017 percent Monthly
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