Industrial Production in Japan decreased 8.20 percent in November of 2019 over the same month in the previous year. Industrial Production in Japan averaged 4.93 percent from 1954 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 30 percent in February of 1960 and a record low of -37.20 percent in February of 2009. source: Ministry of Economy Trade & Industry (METI)

Industrial Production in Japan is expected to be -0.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production in Japan to stand at 2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Industrial Production is projected to trend around 2.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Japan Industrial Production

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-8.20 -7.70 30.00 -37.20 1954 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-28 11:50 PM Industrial Production YoY Prel Oct -7.4% 1.3% -1.7%
2019-12-13 04:30 AM Industrial Production YoY Final Oct -7.7% 1.3% -7.4% -7.4%
2019-12-26 11:50 PM Industrial Production YoY Prel Nov -8.1% -7.7% -8.6%
2020-01-20 04:30 AM Industrial Production YoY Final Nov -8.2% -7.7% -8.1% -8.1%
2020-01-30 11:50 PM Industrial Production YoY Prel Dec -8.2% -4.2%


News Stream
2019-04-26
Japan Industrial Production Falls More than Expected
Industrial production in Japan declined 0.9 percent month-over-month in March 2019, compared to a 0.7 percent increase in February and market expectations of a 0.1 percent decline, preliminary data showed. Sharp declines were observed in motor vehicles (-3.4 percent vs +3.3 percent in February); production machinery (-6.7 percent vs +5.5 percent); fabricated metals (-4.4 percent vs +3.5 percent) and transport equipment (-3.6 percent vs +2.5 percent). In contrast, production rebounded for electronic parts and devices (+5.8 percent vs -4.9 percent); general-purpose and business oriented machinery (+5.1 percent vs -0.1 percent) and inorganic and organic chemicals (+4.8 percent vs -3.6 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial output fell 4.6 percent in March after a 1.1 percent drop in February. It was the sharpest fall since May 2015.

2019-03-29
Japan Industrial Output Dips 1.0% YoY
Industrial production in Japan declined 1.0 percent in February 2019 following a 0.3 percent climb in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 0.1 percent dip, preliminary data showed. The sharpest declines were observed in electronic parts & devices (-9.6 percent), utilities (-6.0 percent), production machinery (-5.6 percent), and iron & steel (-4.7 percent). In contrast, gains were mainly driven by transport equipment (7.9 percent), chemicals (4.7 percent), and fabricated metals (4.0 percent). On a monthly basis, industrial production rose 1.4 percent following a 3.4 percent decline in January, beating market expectations of a 1.0 percent increase.


Japan Industrial Production
In Japan, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy such as manufacturing, mining, and utilities.

Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 0.00 5.00 53.00 -58.00 points [+]
Services Pmi 49.40 50.30 55.30 46.40 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 48.40 48.90 56.20 29.60 points [+]
Industrial Production -8.20 -7.70 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.00 -4.50 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -8.10 -7.70 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 95.50 95.80 136.10 68.60 points [+]
New Orders 1153.53 1013.55 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 18.00 -6.00 25.50 -17.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 871.20 1934.00 7639.10 -6605.20 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 704.00 728.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 17323.17 23232.47 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 95.10 95.30 106.90 69.40 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 39.80 39.40 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 667462.00 714844.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 194765.00 205814.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 90.90 91.60 108.00 72.50 points [+]
Small Business Sentiment -9.00 -4.00 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 7.10 1.90 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 20.00 21.00 57.00 -41.00 points [+]
Machine Tool Orders 89969.00 81669.00 182860.00 19037.00 JPY Million [+]
Mining Production -9.80 -3.40 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Tertiary Industry Index 105.40 104.70 109.70 73.20 points [+]
Reuters Tankan Index -6.00 -6.00 39.00 -78.00 points [+]
Steel Production 7742.91 8157.07 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Cement Production 5198.00 5076.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
All Industry Activity Index 103.60 108.20 108.70 94.20 points [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.27 82.47 82.47 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 6.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 48.60 49.80 54.10 46.30 points [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 73.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 20.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 29.00 39.00 39.00 13.00 [+]