Core machinery orders in Japan, which exclude those of ships and electrical equipment, rebounded 7.6 percent in October 2018, after an 18.3 percent decline in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 10.5 percent increase. It was the biggest gain in machinery orders in three months, as manufacturing orders advanced 12.3 percent (vs -17.3 percent in September), mainly nudged by sharp rebounds in petroleum & coal products (+490.2 percent vs -23.7 percent), food & beverage (+170.6 percent vs -47.7 percent), non-ferrous metals (+173.2 percent vs -41.4 percent), and ship building (+60.6 percent vs -19.3 percent). Additionally, non-manufacturing orders rose by 4.5 percent following a 17.1 percent drop. Year-on-year, core machinery orders climbed 4.5 percent, after declining 7.0 percent in the previous month and below market consensus of a 5.9 percent gain. 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 -0.60 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 0.17 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
2018-09-12 11:50 PM Machinery Orders YoY 13.9% 0.3% 4.7% 2%
2018-10-09 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM 6.8% 11% -4% -3%
2018-11-07 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM -18.3% 6.8% -9.5% -6.4%
2018-12-11 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM 7.6% -18.3% 10.5% 9.3%
2019-01-15 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM 7.6%
2019-02-17 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM -0.60%
2019-03-12 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 19.00 19.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.40 52.20 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 52.30 52.40 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.20 -2.50 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 2.90 -0.40 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.20 -2.50 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 105.20 101.20 136.10 68.60 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1086.17 899.96 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 7.60 -18.30 25.50 -18.30 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1157.40 971.50 7611.00 -6584.40 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 718.00 730.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 18284.72 26401.12 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 104.50 101.60 107.20 69.40 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 51.00 49.50 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 692919.00 595931.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 240819.00 227172.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 100.50 99.60 108.00 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 -8.50 -0.20 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 5322.00 4996.00 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 52.40 52.50 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 39.00 34.00 39.00 13.00 [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 24.00 22.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Steel Production 8563.52 8418.41 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.60 -18.30 25.50 -18.30 1987 - 2018 percent Monthly
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Japan 7.60 Oct/18


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