Japan's industrial production rose by 1.0 percent from the previous month in August 2020, compared with a preliminary estimate of a 1.7 percent advance and 8.7 percent growth in the prior month, signaling a slowdown in economic recovery. The largest contributors to the growth were motor vehicles (8.9 percent vs 38.4 percent in August), iron, steel, and non-ferrous metals (6.5 percent vs 11.3 percent), and electronic parts and devices (3.9 percent vs 4.6 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial production declined 13.8 percent in August, after a 15.5 percent plunge in July.

Industrial Production Mom in Japan averaged 0.38 percent from 1953 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 8.70 percent in July of 2020 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 October of 2020. source: Ministry of Economy Trade & Industry (METI)

Industrial Production Mom in Japan is expected to be 0.30 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 1.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Industrial Production MoM is projected to trend around 1.10 percent in 2021 and 0.10 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Industrial Production MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.00 8.70 8.70 -16.50 1953 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-30 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel Jul 8% 1.9% 5.8% 5.1%
2020-09-14 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final Jul 8.7% 1.9% 8% 8%
2020-09-29 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel Aug 1.7% 8.7% 1.5% 1.5%
2020-10-14 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final Aug 1.0% 8.7% 1.7% 1.7%
2020-10-29 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel Sep 1.0% 0.5%
2020-11-16 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final Sep 1.0% 0.5%
2020-11-29 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel Oct
2020-12-14 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final Oct


News Stream
Japan Industrial Output Revised Lower
Japan's industrial production rose by 1.0 percent from the previous month in August 2020, compared with a preliminary estimate of a 1.7 percent advance and 8.7 percent growth in the prior month, signaling a slowdown in economic recovery. The largest contributors to the growth were motor vehicles (8.9 percent vs 38.4 percent in August), iron, steel, and non-ferrous metals (6.5 percent vs 11.3 percent), and electronic parts and devices (3.9 percent vs 4.6 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial production declined 13.8 percent in August, after a 15.5 percent plunge in July.
2020-10-14
Japan Industrial Output Rises More than Forecast
Japan's industrial production rose by 1.7 percent from the previous month in August 2020, easing from an 8.7 percent jump in July but slightly beating market expectations of 1.5 percent, a preliminary estimate showed. Motor vehicles output was the largest contributor to the increase (8.9 percent vs 38.4 percent), followed by iron, steel and non-ferrous metals (6.5 percent vs 11.3 percent) and electronic parts and devices (4.6 percent, the same as in July). Meanwhile, a contraction was seen in production machinery (-9.8 percent vs -4.6 percent), electrical machinery, and information and communication electronics equipment (-3.7 percent vs 4.5 percent) and pulp, paper and paper products (-3.3 percent vs 10.1 percent).
2020-09-30
Japan Industrial Output Grows at Record Pace
Industrial production in Japan rose by a record 8.7 percent month-over-month in July 2020, compared to an initial estimate of an 8 percent growth and following a 1.9 percent gain in June. Motor vehicle output was the largest contributor to the increase (38.4 percent vs 28.6 percent in June), followed by other manufacturing (9 percent vs -1.4 percent), and iron, steel, and non-ferrous metals (11.3 percent vs -1 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial output shrank by 15.5 percent in July, after a 18.2 percent plunge in June.
2020-09-14
Japan Industrial Output Rises at Record Pace
Industrial production in Japan rose by 8 percent month-over-month in July 2020, compared with market consensus of a 5.8 percent advance and after a 1.9 percent gain in the prior month, a preliminary estimate showed. This was the strongest monthly rise on record in industrial output, largely contributed by motor vehicles (38.5 percent vs 28.6 percent in June), other manufacturing (9 percent vs -1.4 percent), and iron, steel and non-ferrous metals (9.7 percent vs -0.1 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial output shrank by 16.1 percent in July, after a 18.2 percent plunge in June.
2020-08-31

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.