Japan Machinery Orders  1987-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Core machinery orders in Japan, which exclude those of ships and electrical equipment, rose 6.8 percent in August of 2018, after an 11.0 percent jump in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 4.0 percent decline. It was the third gain in six months. Manufacturing orders advanced 6.6 percent, slowing from a 11.8 percent gain in July, mainly due to a fall in food & beverages (-26.1 percent compared to 60.5 percent) and petroleum and coal products (-52.9 percent compared to 53.5 percent) while iron & steel rebounded (85.3 percent compared to -10.2 percent). Meantime, non-manufacturing orders climbed 6.0 percent following a 10.9 percent decline. Year-on-year, core machinery orders jumped 12.6 percent, after increasing 13.9 percent in the previous month. Machinery Orders in Japan averaged 0.30 percent from 1987 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 25.50 percent in October of 1996 and a record low of -15.80 percent in October of 1992.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-12 11:50 PM Machinery Orders YoY 13.9% 0.3% 4.7% 2%
2018-09-12 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM 11% -8.8% 5.6% 5%
2018-10-09 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM 6.8% 11% -4% -3%
2018-11-08 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM 6.8% 6.4%
2018-12-12 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM -2.5%


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 19.00 21.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.50 52.50 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 50.20 51.50 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.20 2.20 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.20 -0.20 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.30 2.23 29.33 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 101.40 99.20 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1208.56 1138.84 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 6.80 11.00 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 443.30 384.40 7649.80 -6558.50 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 621.00 694.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 26401.12 20165.23 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 117.50 116.10 120.60 78.00 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 48.60 48.70 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 684742.00 702993.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 265059.00 200355.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 104.40 103.90 112.70 75.00 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 12.80 3.40 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -7.20 -10.20 18.70 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 4963.00 5196.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.49 5.48 5.50 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 9.00 8.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 50.70 52.00 54.10 46.30 [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 72.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 20.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 34.00 34.00 34.00 13.00 [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 22.00 24.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Steel Production 8805.14 8419.67 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.80 11.00 25.50 -15.80 1987 - 2018 percent Monthly
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