November 8th, 2007
Economic and Social Research Institute,Cabinet Office
The total value of machinery orders received by 280 manufacturers operating in Japan fell by 14.5% in September from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In the July-September period it decreased by 3.6% compared with the previous quarter.
Private-sector machinery orders, excluding volatile ones for ships and those from electric power companies, fell a seasonally adjusted by 7.6% in September, and showed increased of 2.5% in the July-September period.
In the October-December period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to increase by 5.1% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to rise by 3.1% 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