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

Core machinery orders in Japan, which exclude those of ships and electrical equipment, rose 3.4 percent month-on-month in August 2017, following a 8.0 percent gain in the prior month and beating market consensus of a 1.1 percent rise. It was the second straight month of growth in machinery orders, as manufacturing orders surged (16.1 pct from 2.9 pct in July), boosted by iron and steel (83.0 pct vs -39.8 pct); foods and beverages (72.8 pct vs 5.7 pct); textile (32.1 pct vs -79.2 pct); chemical (16.7 pct vs 1.3 pct); ceramic, stone (62.4 pct vs 2.6 pct); non-ferrous metals (31.0 pct vs 189.7 pct); and general-purpose and production machinery (23.1 pct vs -8.6 pct). In addition, non-manufacturing orders went up further (3.1 pct vs 4.8 pct in July), led by orders for boilers and turbines. Year-on-year, core machinery orders went up by 4.4 percent, compared to a 7.5 percent fall in July and way above expectations of a 0.8 percent growth. Machinery Orders in Japan averaged 0.28 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 Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-10 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM 8.0% -1.9% 4.4% 4%
2017-09-10 11:50 PM Machinery Orders YoY -7.5% -5.2% -7.3% -5%
2017-10-10 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM 3.4% 8.0% 1.1% 0.7%
2017-11-09 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM 3.4% -0.83%
2017-12-11 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM -0.44%


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 22.00 17.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.90 52.20 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.00 51.60 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 5.30 4.70 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 2.00 -0.80 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 5.40 4.70 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 103.40 100.10 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1027.41 920.58 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 3.40 8.00 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -1247.60 -1144.50 7620.50 -6580.70 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 679.00 639.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 22389.97 20131.44 22389.97 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 117.60 115.70 120.60 77.90 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 51.30 49.70 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 596706.00 703187.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 276049.00 196169.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 106.80 105.20 112.60 75.20 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 10.00 7.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Private Investment 1.50 4.50 11.20 -25.33 percent [+]
Steel Production 8730.57 8588.40 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 13.20 7.30 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 23.00 23.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Cement Production 5020.00 5487.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.49 5.48 5.50 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 9.00 8.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 51.70 51.90 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

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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.40 8.00 25.50 -15.80 1987 - 2017 percent Monthly
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