Industrial production in Japan declined by a preliminary 9.1 percent month-on-month in April 2020, the steepest drop in industrial output since March of 2011, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The largest contributor to the decrease was transport equipment (-33 percent vs -5.1 percent in March). Also, general purpose machinery contracted 9.7 percent. In contrast, production machinery rebounded 2.5 percent after sinking 10 percent in March. On an annual basis, industrial output plunged 14.4 percent in April, the seventh straight month of decline, after a 5.2 percent decline in March

Industrial Production Mom in Japan averaged 0.39 percent from 1953 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 6.80 percent in May of 2011 and a record low of -16.50 percent in March of 2011. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Industrial Production MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Industrial Production MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2020. source: Ministry of Economy Trade & Industry (METI)

Industrial Production Mom in Japan is expected to be 0.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production Mom in Japan to stand at 0.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Industrial Production MoM is projected to trend around 0.10 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Industrial Production MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-9.10 -3.70 6.80 -16.50 1953 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-17 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final Feb -0.3% 1.9% 0.4% 0.4%
2020-04-29 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel Mar -3.7% -0.3% -5.2% -4.8%
2020-05-19 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final Mar -3.7% -0.3% -3.7% -3.7%
2020-05-28 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel Apr -9.1% -3.7% -5.1% -6.2%
2020-06-12 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final Apr -3.7% -9.1% -9.1%
2020-06-29 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel May
2020-07-14 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final May
2020-07-30 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel Jun 0.5%


News Stream
Japan Industrial Production Plummets 9.1% MoM
Industrial production in Japan declined by a preliminary 9.1 percent month-on-month in April 2020, the steepest drop in industrial output since March of 2011, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The largest contributor to the decrease was transport equipment (-33 percent vs -5.1 percent in March). Also, general purpose machinery contracted 9.7 percent. In contrast, production machinery rebounded 2.5 percent after sinking 10 percent in March. On an annual basis, industrial output plunged 14.4 percent in April, the seventh straight month of decline, after a 5.2 percent decline in March
2020-05-28
Japan Industrial Output Drops the Most in 5 Months
Industrial production in Japan declined by 3.7 percent month-on-month in March 2020, the steepest drop in industrial output since October last year, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The largest contributors to the decrease were motor vehicles (-5.1 percent vs -4.4 percent in February), production machinery (-10 percent vs -5 percent) and inorganic & organic chemicals (-10.9 percent vs 6.2 percent). On an annual basis, industrial output fell 5.2 percent in March, the sixth straight month of decline, after a 5.7 percent decline in February.
2020-05-19
Japan Industrial Production Drops Less than Expected
Industrial production in Japan dropped a sharp 3.7 percent month-over-month in March 2020, compared to a 0.3 percent fall in the previous month and to market expectations of a 5.2 percent decline, preliminary data showed. It was the second contraction in production since last November, as the global spread of Covid-19 dented supply chains and international activity. Production shrank the most for production machinery (-10.2 percent), motor vehicles (-5.1 percent), and inorganic & organic chemicals (-11.0 percent). In contrast, transport equipment excluding motor vehicles jumped 11.1 percent. On an annual basis, industrial output contracted 5.2 percent in March, the sixth straight month of decline, after a 5.7 percent decline in the previous month.
2020-04-30
Japan Industrial Output Unexpectedly Shrinks
Industrial production in Japan unexpectedly dropped 0.3% month-over-month in February 2020, compared with the preliminary reading of a 0.4% rise and after an upwardly revised 1.9% gain in the previous month, defying market consensus of a 0.4% gain. It was the first contraction in production since last November, as the rapid spread of Covid-19 dented supply chains and international activity. Production shrank mostly for transport equipment (-5% vs 6.3%), namely motor vehicles (-4.4% vs 5.5%); electrical machinery and ICT equipment (-1.8% vs -0.8%) and foods & tobacco (-0.8 % vs 2.5%). By contrast, output grew for electronic parts & devices (8.3% vs 1.2%) and iron, steel & non-ferrous metals (2.5% vs 4.3%). In addition, production rebounded sharply for inorganic and organic chemicals (6.2% vs -3.4%). On an annual basis, industrial output contracted 5.7% in February, the fifth straight month of decline, after an upwardly revised 2.4% fall in January.
2020-04-17

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