Core machinery orders in Japan, which exclude those of ships and electrical equipment, rebounded 18 percent from a month earlier in November 2019, following a 6 percent fall in October and compared with market expectations of a 3.2 percent increase. It was the sharpest increase since October 1996, nudged mainly by foods & beverages (33.3 percent), iron & steel (55.8 percent), fabricated metal products (23.1 percent), and information & communication electronics equipment (15.9 percent). In contrast, orders for petroleum & coal products plummeted 60.5 percent and electrical machinery declined 10.6 percent. Year-on-year, core machinery orders rebounded 5.3 percent, after falling 6.1 percent in the previous month.

Machinery Orders in Japan averaged 0.30 percent from 1987 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 25.50 percent in October of 1996 and a record low of -17 percent in September of 2018. 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. source: Cabinet Office, Japan

Machinery Orders 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 Machinery Orders in Japan to stand at 0.20 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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Japan Machinery Orders

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18.00 -6.00 25.50 -17.00 1987 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-12-11 11:50 PM Machinery Orders YoY Oct -6.1% 5.1% -1.8% -1.4%
2019-12-11 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM Oct -6% -2.9% 0.9% 1.1%
2020-01-15 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM Nov 18% -6% 3.2% 2.5%
2020-01-15 11:50 PM Machinery Orders YoY Nov 5.3% -6.1% -5.4% -5.8%
2020-02-18 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM Dec 18% 0.3%


News Stream
2019-12-12
Japan Machinery Orders Slide for 4th Month
Core machinery orders in Japan, which exclude those of ships and electrical equipment, declined 6.0 percent from a month earlier in October 2019, following a 2.9 percent fall in September and compared with market expectations of a 0.9 percent increase. It marked the longest period of month-on-month contraction since a similar stretch to January 2009, mainly due to lower demand for fabricated metal products (-44.3 percent), information & communication electronics equipment (-43.7 percent), ship building (-31.9 percent), iron & steel (-21.1 percent), business oriented machinery (-15.2 percent) and general-purpose and production machinery (-10.9 percent). Meanwhile, orders for non-ferrous metals jumped 130.7 percent. Year-on-year, core machinery orders dropped 6.1 percent, after climbing 5.1 percent in September.

2019-11-11
Japan Machinery Orders Fall for 3rd Month in September
Core machinery orders in Japan, which exclude those of ships and electrical equipment, declined 2.9 percent from a month earlier in September 2019, following a 2.4 percent fall in August and compared with market expectations of a 0.9 percent increase. It was the third straight monthly decrease in machinery orders, as manufacturing orders dropped 5.2 percent, more than a 1.0 percent drop in the previous month, of which non-ferrous metals (-71.5 percent); other transport equipment (-49.3 percent); textile mill products (-48.1 percent); petroleum and coal products (-42.5 percent) and food and beverages (-23.1 percent). On the other hand, non-manufacturing orders rose 2.6 percent, rebounding from an 8.0 percent fall in the prior month. Year-on-year, core machinery climbed 5.1 percent, recovering from a 14.5 percent slump in August. On a quarterly basis, core machinery orders fell 2.7 percent from a year earlier in Q3, down from a 4.1 percent rise in Q2.

2019-10-10
Japan Machinery Orders Fall Less than Expected
Core machinery orders in Japan, which exclude those of ships and electrical equipment, declined 2.4 percent from a month earlier in August 2019, following a 6.6 percent fall in July and compared with market consensus of a 2.5 percent decrease. Non-manufacturing orders went down 8 percent after dropping 15.6 percent in the previous month. On the other hand, manufacturing orders declined 1 percent after rising 5.4 percent, of which ship building (-57.5 percent), non-ferrous metals (-46.6 percent), and pulp & paper (-31.4 percent); while business machinery (22.2 percent) and information and communication electronics equipment (14.1 percent). Year-on-year, core machinery orders sank 14.5 percent, falling more than market expectations of a 10.8 percent decline and following a 0.3 percent gain in July.

2019-09-12
Japan Machinery Orders Fall Less Than Expected
Core machinery orders in Japan, which exclude those of ships and electrical equipment, declined 6.6 percent from a month earlier in July 2019, compared to market consensus of a 9.9 percent drop. Non-manufacturing orders fell a sharp 15.6 percent after surging 30.5 percent in the previous month. Meanwhile, manufacturing orders rebounded 5.4 percent after declining 1.7 percent, as food & beverages rebounded 32.1 percent after a 5.8 percent fall, and iron & steel rebounded 22.7 percent after a 2.1 percent drop. In contrast, textiles decreased 12.9 percent, but fell at a much softer pace compared to the 49.2 percent plunge recorded in June. Year-on-year, core machinery orders edged up 0.3 percent after unexpectedly rising by 12.5 percent, once again beating market expectations of a 4.5 percent fall.

2019-08-14
Japan Machinery Orders Rebound Unexpectedly
Core machinery orders in Japan, which exclude those of ships and electrical equipment, rose 13.9 percent from a month earlier in June 2019, the biggest monthly gain since comparable data became available in 2005 and above market consensus of a 1.3 percent drop. There was a strong upturn in non-manufacturing orders (30.5 percent vs -9 percent in May), boosted by transportation & postal activities (91.4 percent vs -29.9 percent); real estate (97.3 percent vs -34.8 percent); and information services (19.2 percent vs -7.5 percent). In addition, manufacturing orders fell at much softer pace (-1.7 percent vs -7.4 percent), as the decline in orders softened for iron & steel (-2.1 percent vs -13.3 percent); while there was a rebound in demand for non-ferrous metals (126.5 percent vs -25.1 percent) and fabricated metal products (31 percent vs -25.8 percent). Year-on-year, core machinery orders grew unexpectedly by 12.5 percent, also beating market expectations of a 0.6 percent fall.

2019-07-08
Japan Machinery Orders Fall the Most in 8 Months
Japan's core machinery orders plunged 7.8 percent month-over-month in May 2019, the biggest drop since September 2018 and compared to market consensus of a 4.7 percent fall and April's 5.2 percent growth. By sector, core orders from manufacturers were 7.4 percent lower (vs 16.3 percent in April), driven by ship building (-37.6 percent), fabricated metal products (-25.8 percent), non-ferrous metals (-25.1 percent), iron & steel (-13.3 percent), general-purpose and production machinery (-11.9 percent), and other transport equipment (-7.1 percent). Orders from the service-sector dropped 9 percent (vs 1.2 percent in April), due to real estate (-34.8 percent), transportation & postal activities (-29.9 percent), and electricity supply (-23.5 percent). Year-on-year, core machinery orders fell 3.7 percent in May, after a 2.5 percent gain in April.


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.

Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 0.00 5.00 53.00 -58.00 points [+]
Services Pmi 52.10 49.40 55.30 46.40 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.30 48.40 56.20 29.60 points [+]
Industrial Production -8.20 -7.70 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.00 -4.50 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -8.10 -7.70 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 95.50 95.80 136.10 68.60 points [+]
New Orders 1153.53 1013.55 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 18.00 -6.00 25.50 -17.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 871.20 1934.00 7639.10 -6605.20 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 704.00 728.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 17323.17 23232.47 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 94.70 95.30 106.90 69.40 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 39.80 39.40 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 667462.00 714844.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 194765.00 205814.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 90.80 91.60 108.00 72.50 points [+]
Small Business Sentiment -9.00 -4.00 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 7.10 1.90 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 20.00 21.00 57.00 -41.00 points [+]
Machine Tool Orders 89969.00 81669.00 182860.00 19037.00 JPY Million [+]
Mining Production -9.80 -3.40 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Tertiary Industry Index 105.40 104.70 109.70 73.20 points [+]
Reuters Tankan Index -6.00 -6.00 39.00 -78.00 points [+]
Steel Production 7742.91 8157.07 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Cement Production 5198.00 5198.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
All Industry Activity Index 103.90 103.00 108.70 94.20 points [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.27 82.47 82.47 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 6.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 51.10 48.60 54.10 46.30 points [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 73.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 18.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 29.00 39.00 39.00 13.00 [+]