Industrial production in Japan climbed 2.9 percent month-on-month in October 2018, following a 0.4 percent drop in the previous month and compared to expectations of a 1.2 percent increase, preliminary data showed. Output rebounded for: transport equipment (+4.6 percent vs -1.7 percent in September), iron & steel (+2.9 percent vs -2.4 percent), electrical machinery & electronics (+5.1 percent vs -2.8 percent), ceramics & stone (+0.8 percent vs -0.7 percent), plastics (+1.7 percent vs -1.3 percent), and pulp & paper (+2.2 percent vs -1.8 percent). Also, output expanded at a faster rate for: fabricated metals (2.3 percent vs 1.5 percent) and general purpose machinery (6.9 percent vs 2.5 percent). In contrast, production dropped sharply for petroleum & coal products (-5.3 percent vs + 1.7 percent). On an annual basis, output soared 4.2 percent after declining by 2.5 percent in the previous month. Industrial Production Mom in Japan averaged 0.41 percent from 1953 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 6.80 percent in May of 2011 and a record low of -16.50 percent in March of 2011.

Industrial Production Mom in Japan is expected to be 0.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production Mom in Japan to stand at 0.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Industrial Production MoM is projected to trend around 0.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-15 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final 0.2% -0.2% 0.7% 0.7%
2018-10-30 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel -1.1% 0.2% -0.3% 0.3%
2018-11-14 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final -0.4% 0.3% -1.1% -1.1%
2018-11-29 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel 2.9% -0.4% 1.2% -1%
2018-12-14 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final -0.4% 2.9% 2.9%
2018-12-27 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel -0.2%
2019-01-18 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 19.00 21.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.20 52.90 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 52.30 52.40 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.20 -2.50 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 2.90 -0.40 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -2.50 0.20 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 101.20 102.70 136.10 68.60 Index Points [+]
New Orders 899.96 1208.56 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -18.30 6.80 25.50 -18.30 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1157.40 971.50 7611.00 -6584.40 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 730.00 621.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 18284.72 26401.12 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 104.50 101.60 107.20 69.40 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 51.00 49.50 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 692919.00 595931.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 240819.00 227172.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 100.50 99.60 108.00 72.40 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 14.00 14.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Internet Speed 20171.96 19574.52 20171.96 6541.92 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 43689566.00 43995715.00 44977757.00 23570249.00 IP [+]
Private Investment 4.50 12.80 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -0.20 -6.00 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 5322.00 4996.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.47 81.59 82.47 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 5.00 8.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.40 52.50 54.10 46.30 [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 72.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 20.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 39.00 34.00 39.00 13.00 [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 22.00 24.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Steel Production 8563.52 8418.41 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


Japan Industrial Production MoM

In Japan, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy such as manufacturing, mining, and utilities. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Industrial Production MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Industrial Production MoM - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.90 -0.40 6.80 -16.50 1953 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA




Country Last Previous
Argentina 0.60 Oct/15
Australia -0.80 Sep/18
Brazil 0.20 Oct/18
Canada 0.14 Aug/18
China 0.48 Oct/18
Euro Area -0.30 Sep/18
France 1.20 Oct/18
Germany -0.50 Oct/18
India 0.60 Sep/18
Indonesia -0.50 Sep/18
Italy 0.10 Oct/18
Japan 2.90 Oct/18
Mexico 1.00 Sep/18
Netherlands 1.30 Sep/18
Russia 5.80 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 4.17 Jun/18
Singapore 2.00 Oct/18
South Africa -1.00 Sep/18
South Korea 1.00 Oct/18
Spain 1.20 Oct/18
Turkey -2.70 Sep/18
United Kingdom -0.60 Oct/18
United States 0.10 Oct/18


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