Industrial production in Japan rose by 2.5 percent month-over-month in April 2021, after a final 1.7 percent gain a month earlier and compared with market consensus of a 4.1 percent rise, preliminary data showed. Industries that mainly contributed to the increased were general-purpose and business-oriented machinery (16.1 percent vs -4.9 percent in March), electrical machinery, and information and communication electronics equipment, and production machinery (10.9 percent vs -4.2 percent), and production machinery (7.8 percent vs -2.8 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial output jumped by 15.4 percent in April, accelerating sharply from a 3.4 percent growth in March. source: Ministry of Economy Trade & Industry (METI)

Industrial Production Mom in Japan averaged 0.39 percent from 1953 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 6.90 percent in July of 2020 and a record low of -16.50 percent in March of 2011. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Industrial Production Mom in Japan is expected to be 2.90 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 1.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Industrial Production MoM is projected to trend around 1.10 percent in 2022 and 0.10 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Industrial Production MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.50 1.70 6.90 -16.50 1953 - 2021 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-19 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final Feb -1.3% 3.1% -2.1% -2.1%
2021-04-29 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel Mar 2.2% -1.3% -2% -1.5%
2021-05-19 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final Mar 1.7% -1.3% 2.2%
2021-05-30 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel Apr 2.5% 1.7% 4.1% 3.5%
2021-06-14 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final Apr 1.7% 2.5%
2021-06-29 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel May
2021-07-14 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final May
2021-07-29 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel Jun


News Stream
Japan Industrial Output Extends Gains
Industrial production in Japan rose by 2.5 percent month-over-month in April 2021, after a final 1.7 percent gain a month earlier and compared with market consensus of a 4.1 percent rise, preliminary data showed. Industries that mainly contributed to the increased were general-purpose and business-oriented machinery (16.1 percent vs -4.9 percent in March), electrical machinery, and information and communication electronics equipment, and production machinery (10.9 percent vs -4.2 percent), and production machinery (7.8 percent vs -2.8 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial output jumped by 15.4 percent in April, accelerating sharply from a 3.4 percent growth in March.
2021-05-31
Japan Industrial Output Growth Revised Lower
Industrial production rose by 1.7 percent month-over-month in March 2021, compared with the preliminary figure of a 2.2 percent gain and after a final 1.3 percent drop a month earlier. Industries that mainly contributed to the rise were motor vehicles (8 percent vs -5.8 percent in February), inorganic and organic chemicals (6.5 percent vs -0.7 percent), and plastic products (2.9 percent vs -1 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial output grew by 3.4 percent in March, reversing from a 2 percent fall in February.
2021-05-19
Japan Industrial Output Unexpectedly Rebounds
Industrial production in Japan unexpectedly rose by 2.2 percent month-over-month in March 2021, easily beating market estimates of a 2 percent fall and after a final 1.3 percent fall a month earlier. Industries that mainly contributed to the rise were motor vehicles (7.5 percent vs -5.8 percent in February), inorganic and organic chemicals (6.5 percent vs -0.7 percent), and plastic products (2.7 percent vs -1 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial output grew by 4 percent in March, reversing from a 2 percent fall in February.
2021-04-30
Japan Industrial Output Falls Less than Initially Thought
Industrial production in Japan dropped 1.3 percent month-over-month in February 2021, compared with a preliminary estimate of 2.1 percent decline and following a downwardly revised 3.1 percent jump a month earlier. The industries that mainly contributed to the decline were motor vehicles (-5.8 percent vs 2.8 percent in January), electrical machinery, and information and communication electronics equipment (-2.0 percent vs 7.8 percent), transport equipment (-3.3 percent vs -5.1 percent), petroleum and coal products (-4.8 percent, after a flat reading in January) and food and tobacco (-2.5 percent vs 3.9 percent), pulp, paper and paper products (-2.5 percent vs 2.9 percent).On a yearly basis, industrial output fell 2.0 percent in February, after an upwardly revised 5.3 percent decrease in January.
2021-04-19

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.