Japan Manufacturing PMI  2008-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Nikkei Flash Japan Manufacturing PMI came in at 52.5 in May 2018, compared to 53.8 in April. It was the weakest expansion in manufacturing growth in nine months. Output and new orders rose at a slower pace. Also, employment also expanded at a slower clip, in line with a weaker accumulation of work backlogs due to softer demand pressures. In contrast, export orders gained steam amid the recent dollar strength against the yen. On the price front, input costs rose at the fastest pace since January 2014. Manufacturing PMI in Japan is reported by Markit Economics.

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Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 24.00 26.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.50 53.80 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 52.50 50.90 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.40 1.62 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.40 2.00 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.72 2.91 29.33 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 102.40 101.90 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 882.91 1085.58 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -3.90 2.10 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1203.30 774.50 7621.20 -6592.30 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 650.00 789.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 20941.04 17892.83 22389.97 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 116.30 116.00 120.60 78.00 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 49.00 48.90 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 810942.00 741417.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 193585.00 378898.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 104.40 105.90 112.70 75.00 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 15.00 15.00 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 [+]
Mining Production -9.50 -3.90 18.70 -16.10 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 23.00 25.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Cement Production 5430.00 4496.00 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 53.10 51.30 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 34.00 34.00 34.00 13.00 [+]
Steel Production 9082.26 8295.56 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Private Investment 4.30 4.20 11.20 -25.33 percent [+]


Japan Manufacturing PMI

The Nikkei Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey of 400 industrial companies. The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index is based on five individual indexes with the following weights: New Orders (30 percent), Output (25 percent), Employment (20 percent), Suppliers’ Delivery Times (15 percent) and Stock of Items Purchased (10 percent), with the Delivery Times index inverted so that it moves in a comparable direction. A reading above 50 indicates an expansion of the manufacturing sector compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Manufacturing PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Manufacturing PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
52.50 53.80 56.20 29.60 2008 - 2018 Monthly
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manufacturing pmi by Country
Country Last
Australia 58.30 Apr/18
Brazil 52.30 Apr/18
Canada 55.50 Apr/18
China 51.10 Apr/18
Euro Area 55.50 May/18
France 55.10 May/18
Germany 56.80 May/18
India 51.60 Apr/18
Indonesia 51.60 Apr/18
Italy 53.50 Apr/18
Japan 52.50 May/18
Mexico 51.60 Apr/18
Netherlands 60.70 Apr/18
Russia 51.30 Apr/18
South Korea 48.40 Apr/18
Spain 54.40 Apr/18
Switzerland 63.60 Apr/18
Turkey 48.90 Apr/18
United Kingdom 53.90 Apr/18
United States 56.60 May/18


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