Industrial production in Japan rose by 0.8 percent month-over-month in January 2020, easily beating market consensus of a 0.2 percent gain and after a 1.2 percent increase in a month earlier, a preliminary reading showed. Output grew further for transport equipment (6.6% vs -4% in December), motor vehicles (5.5% vs -4.3%) and chemicals (0.2% vs 0.8%). In contrast, production fell for general-purpose machinery (-5.2% vs), production machinery (-3.4% vs 16.2%), general-purpose and business oriented machinery (-2.8% vs 6.4%) and electrical machinery (-2.4% vs -2.6%). On an annual basis, industrial output shrank 2.5 percent in January, following a 3.1 percent drop in December.

Industrial Production Mom in Japan averaged 0.39 percent from 1953 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 6.80 percent in May of 2011 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. source: Ministry of Economy Trade & Industry (METI)

Industrial Production Mom 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 Industrial Production Mom in Japan to stand at 0.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Industrial Production MoM is projected to trend around 0.10 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Japan Industrial Production MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.80 1.20 6.80 -16.50 1953 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-01-20 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final Nov -1% -4.5% -0.9% -0.9%
2020-01-30 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel Dec 1.3% -1% 0.7% 1%
2020-02-17 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final Dec 1.2% -1% 1.3% 1.3%
2020-02-27 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel Jan 0.8% 1.2% 0.2% 0.1%
2020-03-17 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final Jan 1.2% 0.1%
2020-03-30 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel Feb -1.2%
2020-04-17 04:30 AM Industrial Production MoM Final Feb -1.2%
2020-04-29 11:50 PM Industrial Production MoM Prel Mar -0.3%


News Stream
Japan Industrial Output Rises More than Estimated
Industrial production in Japan rose by 0.8 percent month-over-month in January 2020, easily beating market consensus of a 0.2 percent gain and after a 1.2 percent increase in a month earlier, a preliminary reading showed. Output grew further for transport equipment (6.6% vs -4% in December), motor vehicles (5.5% vs -4.3%) and chemicals (0.2% vs 0.8%). In contrast, production fell for general-purpose machinery (-5.2% vs), production machinery (-3.4% vs 16.2%), general-purpose and business oriented machinery (-2.8% vs 6.4%) and electrical machinery (-2.4% vs -2.6%). On an annual basis, industrial output shrank 2.5 percent in January, following a 3.1 percent drop in December.
2020-02-28
Japan Industrial Output Grows for First Time in 3 Months
Industrial production in Japan rose by 1.2% month-over-month in December 2019, compared to a preliminary reading of a 1.3 percent gain and after a final 1 percent fall in the prior month. This was the first rise in industrial output since September, boosted by production machinery (16.2% vs -8.7% in November), general-purpose machinery (7.2% vs -0.6%) and electronic parts & devices (3.3% vs 0.1%). On the other hand, production fell primarily for information and communication electronics equipment (-5% vs -4.9%) and motor vehicles (-4.3% vs 4.5%). On an annual basis, industrial output shrank 3.1% in December, following a 8.2 percent drop in November.
2020-02-17
Japan Industrial Production Rebounds More Than Expected
Industrial production in Japan rebounded 1.3% month-over-month in December 2019 after declining 1% in the previous month, well above consensus of 0.7%, preliminary data showed. Higher than expected growth was mainly explained by a sound expansion in production machinery (15.9% vs -8.7% in November). General-purpose & business oriented machinery (6.5% vs -1.2%) and electronic parts & devices (3.3% vs 0.1%) also contributed significantly. On the other hand, information and communication electronics equipment (-5%, the same pace as in November), transport equipment (-4% vs 4.1%) and vehicles (-4.3% vs 4.5%) were among the decliners, in line with a downturn in the global auto and semiconductor industries observed in the second half of 2019. On an annual basis, industrial output shrank 3% in December after plummeting 8.2% in November, falling more than market expectations of 2.4%.
2020-01-31
Japan Industrial Output Falls More than Initially Thought
Industrial production in Japan dropped by 1.0 percent month-over-month in November 2019, compared with the preliminary reading of a 0.9 percent fall and after a 4.5 percent decline in the previous month. Output was mainly dragged by production machinery (-8.7% vs -6.4% in October); information and communication electronics equipment (-4.9% vs -0.1%); fabricated metals (-2.7% vs -1.5%); electrical machinery (-2.5% vs -5.5%); and iron & steel (-2.5% vs -0.8%). In contrast, production grew for transport equipment (4.1% vs -7.8%); non-ferrous metals (1.2% vs -4.2%); and electronic parts & devices (0.1% vs 0.9%). On an annual basis, industrial output shrank 8.2 percent in November, after a 7.7 percent fall in October.
2020-01-20

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.