Core machinery orders in Japan, which exclude those of ships and electrical equipment, plunged 18.3 percent in September of 2018, after a 6.8 percent jump in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 9.5 percent decline. It was the fourth fall in seven months and the sharpest monthly drop on record. Manufacturing orders shrank 17.3 percent, slowing from a 6.6 percent gain in August, mainly due to a fall in chemical products (-67.0 percent), food & beverages (-47.7 percent), textile mill products (-45.2 percent), and non-ferrous metals (-41.4 percent). Meantime, non-manufacturing orders plummeted 17.1 percent following a 6.0 percent increase. Year-on-year, core machinery orders dropped 7.0 percent, after increasing 12.6 percent in the previous month and compared to expectations of a 7.7 percent climb. Machinery Orders in Japan averaged 0.25 percent from 1987 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 25.50 percent in October of 1996 and a record low of -18.30 percent in September of 2018.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-12 11:50 PM Machinery Orders YoY 13.9% 0.3% 4.7% 2%
2018-10-09 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM 6.8% 11% -4% -3%
2018-11-07 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM -18.3% 6.8% -9.5% -6.4%
2018-12-11 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM -18.3% -2.5%


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 19.00 21.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.90 52.50 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 52.40 50.20 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -2.90 0.20 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.10 0.20 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.30 2.23 29.33 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 101.40 99.20 137.50 69.30 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 443.30 384.40 7649.80 -6558.50 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 730.00 621.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 26401.12 20165.23 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 114.60 116.70 120.60 78.00 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 49.50 48.60 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 595931.00 684742.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 227172.00 265059.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 103.90 104.50 112.60 75.00 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 12.80 3.40 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -7.20 -10.20 18.70 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 4996.00 4963.00 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 52.50 50.70 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 8418.41 8805.14 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-18.30 6.80 25.50 -18.30 1987 - 2018 percent Monthly
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Japan -18.30 Sep/18


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