Industrial production in Japan fell 3.4 percent month-on-month in January 2019, less than the preliminary figure of a 3.7 percent drop but much faster than a 0.1 percent decline in December. This was the third straight month of fall in industrial output and the steepest since January 2018. Production shrank further for: fabricated metals (-4 pct vs -0.6 pct in December); production machinery (-9.6 pct vs -3.5 pct); business oriented machinery (-5.5 pct vs -0.3 pct); electronic parts (-7.8 pct vs -2.6 pct); and chemicals (-1.8 pct vs -1.2 pct). In addition, output slumped for: iron & steel (-4.8 pct vs 0.1 pct); general-purposes machinery (-7.1 pct vs 6.5 pct); electrical machinery (-10.5 pct vs 3.2 pct); transport equipment (-6.4 pct vs 0.6 pct); and motor vehicles (-8.6 pct vs 1.1 pct). Meanwhile, output of petroleum and coal products (0.6 pct vs -2.5 pct). On an annual basis, industrial output rose 0.3 percent in January, following a 1.9 percent fall in December. Industrial Production Mom in Japan averaged 0.40 percent from 1953 until 2019, 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.

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 0.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Industrial Production MoM is projected to trend around 0.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-30 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel -0.1% -1% -0.4% 0.2%
2019-02-15 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final -0.1% -1.0% -0.1% -0.1%
2019-02-27 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel -3.7% -0.1% -2.5% -2.3%
2019-03-18 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final -3.4% -0.1% -3.7% -3.7%
2019-03-28 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel -3.4% -2%
2019-04-17 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final -3.4%
2019-04-26 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel 0.5%


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 19.00 19.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 48.90 50.30 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 52.30 51.60 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.30 -1.90 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -3.40 -0.10 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.30 -1.90 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 99.40 104.30 136.10 68.60 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1060.92 962.56 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -5.40 -0.30 25.50 -17.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1599.80 1520.70 7636.60 -6554.30 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 589.00 666.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 19476.32 18284.72 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 97.90 100.60 107.00 69.30 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 47.50 45.60 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 682426.00 763078.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 261007.00 217762.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 95.90 97.50 107.90 72.40 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 5.70 4.50 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -4.60 -6.40 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 4438.00 5425.00 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 50.70 50.90 54.10 46.30 [+]
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 39.00 34.00 39.00 13.00 [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 24.00 22.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Steel Production 8141.17 8466.84 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-3.40 -0.10 6.80 -16.50 1953 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA




Country Last Previous
Argentina 0.60 Oct/15
Australia -0.80 Sep/18
Brazil -0.80 Jan/19
Canada 0.65 Oct/18
China 0.43 Feb/19
Euro Area 1.40 Jan/19
France 1.30 Jan/19
Germany -0.80 Jan/19
India 0.40 Jan/19
Indonesia 0.00 Oct/18
Italy 1.70 Jan/19
Japan -3.40 Jan/19
Mexico 0.60 Jan/19
Netherlands 0.00 Nov/18
Russia 0.40 Feb/19
Saudi Arabia 4.17 Jun/18
Singapore 0.90 Jan/19
South Africa -2.00 Jan/19
South Korea 0.50 Jan/19
Spain 3.40 Jan/19
Turkey 1.00 Jan/19
United Kingdom 0.60 Jan/19
United States 0.10 Feb/19


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