Core machinery orders in Japan, which exclude those of ships and electrical equipment, fell 0.1 percent month-over-month in December of 2018 after stalling in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 1.1 percent drop. Manufacturing orders slumped 8.5 percent after a 6.4 percent decline in November, namely petroleum and coal products (-89.5 percent vs 83.5 percent). On the other hand, non-manufacturing orders jumped 6.8 percent after a 2.5 percent rise in November. Year-on-year, core machinery orders rose 0.9 percent, after a 0.8 percent rise in November and below expectations of a 4.8 percent jump. Considering the last quarter of the year, core machinery orders were down 4.2 percent over the previous period after a 0.9 percent rise in the September quarter. In 2018, core machinery orders increased 3.6 percent. Machinery Orders in Japan averaged 0.27 percent from 1987 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 25.50 percent in October of 1996 and a record low of -18.30 percent in September of 2018.

Machinery Orders in Japan is expected to be 1.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Machinery Orders in Japan to stand at 0.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Machinery Orders is projected to trend around 0.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-15 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM 0% 7.6% 3.5% 0.5%
2019-01-15 11:50 PM Machinery Orders YoY 0.8% 4.5% 0.4% 0.3%
2019-02-17 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM -0.1% 0% -1.1% -0.6%
2019-02-17 11:50 PM Machinery Orders YoY 0.9% 0.8% 4.8% -0.6%
2019-03-12 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM -0.1%
2019-03-12 11:50 PM Machinery Orders YoY 0.9%
2019-04-10 11:50 PM Machinery Orders YoY


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 19.00 19.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 48.50 50.30 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.60 51.00 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.90 1.50 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.10 -1.00 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.90 1.50 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 104.30 106.30 136.10 68.60 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1025.44 1086.17 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -0.10 0.00 25.50 -18.30 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1157.40 971.50 7611.00 -6584.40 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 666.00 622.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 18284.72 26401.12 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 102.30 102.90 107.00 69.30 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 45.60 46.80 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 763078.00 758010.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 217762.00 215152.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 97.90 99.10 107.90 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 4.50 12.80 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -6.40 -5.80 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 5425.00 5313.00 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 50.90 52.00 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 8466.84 8657.90 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


Japan Machinery Orders

In Japan, Machinery Orders refers to the month-over-month change of the private sector machinery orders, excluding volatile ones for ships and those from electric power companies. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Machinery Orders - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Machinery Orders - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 0.00 25.50 -18.30 1987 - 2018 percent Monthly
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