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. 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 -0.20 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 -0.30 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
2019-03-18 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 1.4% -3.4% 1% 1.5%
2019-04-17 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final 0.7% -2.5% 1.4% 1.4%
2019-04-25 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel -0.9% 0.7% -0.1% -0.3%
2019-05-20 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final 0.7% -0.9% -0.9%
2019-05-30 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel 0.4%
2019-06-14 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 12.00 19.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.20 49.20 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.80 52.00 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -4.60 -1.10 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.90 0.70 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -4.50 -1.10 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 101.00 100.00 136.10 68.60 Index Points [+]
New Orders 983.99 1060.92 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 1.80 -5.40 25.50 -17.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1599.80 1520.70 7636.60 -6554.30 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 662.00 589.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 19476.32 18284.72 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 99.60 100.50 107.00 69.30 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 45.30 44.80 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 745407.00 677024.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 199587.00 357254.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 96.30 97.10 108.00 72.50 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 6.00 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 -3.10 -1.40 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 5380.00 4796.00 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 50.80 50.40 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 21.00 24.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Steel Production 9084.18 7743.38 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.90 0.70 6.80 -16.50 1953 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA




Country Last Previous
Argentina -4.30 Mar/19
Australia -0.70 Dec/18
Brazil -1.30 Mar/19
Canada -0.45 Feb/19
China 0.37 Apr/19
Euro Area -0.30 Mar/19
France -0.90 Mar/19
Germany 0.50 Mar/19
India 10.00 Mar/19
Indonesia -4.20 Feb/19
Italy -0.90 Mar/19
Japan -0.90 Mar/19
Mexico -1.30 Mar/19
Netherlands -0.20 Mar/19
Russia 10.30 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia -0.35 Sep/18
Singapore -2.60 Mar/19
South Africa 0.80 Mar/19
South Korea 1.40 Mar/19
Spain -1.20 Mar/19
Turkey 2.10 Mar/19
United Kingdom 0.70 Mar/19
United States -0.50 Apr/19


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