August 9th, 2006
Economic and Social Research Institute,Cabinet Office
The total value of machinery orders received by 280 manufacturers operating in Japan rose by 10.6% in June from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In the April-June period it increased by 4.7% compared with the previous quarter.
Private-sector machinery orders, excluding volatile ones for ships and those from electric power companies, rose a seasonally adjusted by 8.5% in June, and showed increase of 8.9% in the April-June period.
In the July-September period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to fall by 0.8% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to rise by 4.9% from the previous quarter respectively. This forecast was basically made by summing up the figures from 280 machinery manufacturers.
- Chart-1 Total Value of Machinery Orders; Chart-2 Private Sector (exc. Volatile Orders)
- Table-1 Machinery Orders by Sectors
- Table-2 Percentage Change by Industrial Classification in Private Sector