Core machinery orders in Japan, which exclude those of ships and electrical equipment, unexpectedly rose 5.2 percent month-over-month in April of 2019 after a 3.8 percent increase in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 0.8 percent drop. It was the strongest gain since last October, as manufacturing orders surged 16.3 percent after an 11.4 percent decline in March, mainly nudged by ship building (617.6 percent vs -89.2 percent) and other transport equipment (61.2 percent vs -38.4 percent). Also, orders rose markedly for food & beverages (18.1 percent vs 8.3 percent) and general purpose machinery (15.5 percent vs -7.6 percent). In contrast, non-manufacturing orders rose 1.2 percent after surging 13.4 percent. Year-on-year, core machinery orders climbed 2.5 percent after falling 0.7 percent in March. Machinery Orders in Japan averaged 0.28 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.

Machinery Orders in Japan is expected to be -1.40 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 0.30 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
2019-05-21 11:50 PM Machinery Orders YoY -0.7% -5.5% -3.4% -2.8%
2019-05-21 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM 3.8% 1.8% -0.7% -0.6%
2019-06-11 11:50 PM Machinery Orders YoY 2.5% -0.7% -5.3% 1.1%
2019-06-11 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM 5.2% 3.8% -0.8% -2.2%
2019-07-07 11:50 PM Machinery Orders YoY 2.5%
2019-07-07 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM 5.2%
2019-08-13 11:50 PM Machinery Orders MoM -1.3%


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 12.00 19.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.80 50.20 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.70 51.80 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.10 -4.30 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.60 -0.60 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.10 -4.30 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 102.20 100.60 136.10 68.60 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1071.56 938.29 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 5.20 3.80 25.50 -17.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 2191.10 1837.80 7637.40 -6554.90 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 695.00 645.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 22244.02 19476.32 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 101.90 101.10 107.00 69.30 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 44.10 45.30 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 780165.00 745407.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 212636.00 199587.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 95.50 95.70 108.00 72.50 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 6.00 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 6.10 5.70 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -3.20 -4.80 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 4349.00 5380.00 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 50.70 50.80 54.10 46.30 [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 73.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 20.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 39.00 34.00 39.00 13.00 [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 21.00 24.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Steel Production 8646.61 9084.18 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.20 3.80 25.50 -17.00 1987 - 2019 percent Monthly
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