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

Core machinery orders in Japan, which exclude those of ships and electrical equipment, jumped 8.0 percent month-on-month in July 2017, following a 1.9 percent drop in the prior month and beating market consensus of a 4.4 percent rise. It was the first rise in machinery orders in four months and the fastest since January 2016, due to a rebound in manufacturing orders (2.9 pct from -5.4 pct in June), boosted by non-ferrous metals (189.7 pct vs -33.4 pct); information & communication electronics (18.0 pct vs -26.8 pct) and ship building (57.2 pct vs -26.6 pct). Also, non-manufacturing orders increased further (1.7 pct vs 6.3 pct), mainly due to construction (10.1 pct vs 1.9 pct); transportation and postal services (64.9 pct vs 14.1 pct) and mining, quarrying of stone and gravel (13.8 pct vs -4.9 pct). Year-on-year, core machinery orders dropped by 7.5 percent, compared to a 5.2 percent fall in June while the market expected a 7.3 percent decline. 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 Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-09 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM -1.9% -3.6% 3.7% 3.2%
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%
2017-10-11 11:50 PM Machinery Orders YoY -7.5% -0.66%
2017-10-11 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM 8.0% -0.66%
2017-11-09 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM -0.83%


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 17.00 12.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.20 52.10 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.60 52.00 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.70 5.50 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.80 2.20 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.70 5.50 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 100.10 101.90 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 920.58 966.13 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 8.00 -1.90 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -1247.60 -1144.50 7620.50 -6580.70 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 639.00 714.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 22389.97 20131.44 22389.97 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 115.60 116.80 120.60 77.90 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 49.70 49.70 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 703187.00 740349.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 196169.00 241127.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 105.00 105.70 112.60 75.20 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 7.00 5.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Private Investment 1.50 4.50 11.20 -25.33 percent [+]
Steel Production 8588.40 8390.94 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 13.20 7.30 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 23.00 20.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Cement Production 5487.00 4851.00 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 51.90 51.80 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.00 -1.90 25.50 -15.80 1987 - 2017 percent Monthly
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