November 10th, 2008
Economic and Social Research Institute,Cabinet Office
The total value of machinery orders received by 280 manufacturers operating in Japan fell by 3.0% in September from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In the July-September period it decreased by 10.1% 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 5.5% in September, and showed decreased of 10.4% in the July-September period.
In the October-December period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to fall by 3.1% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to increase by 1.2% 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