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Machinery Orders in March, 2009 and Forecast for Apr.-Jun. 2009

May 15th, 2009
Economic and Social Research Institute,Cabinet Office

Explanation of Machinery Orders

Results

  1. The total value of machinery orders received by 280 manufacturers operating in Japan increased by 13.2% in March from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In January-March period it fell by 16.1% compared with the previous quarter.
    Private-sector machinery orders, excluding volatile ones for ships and those from electric power companies,decreased a seasonally adjusted by 1.3% in March, and showed fell by 9.9% in January-March period.

  2. In the April-June period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to decrease by 9.0% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to fall by 5.0% from the previous quarter respectively. This forecast was basically made by summing up the figures from 280 machinery manufacturers.

  3. In 2008 Fisical Year the total amount of machinery orders it fell by 18.6%. Also private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, decreased by 14.1%.



Table-1 Machinery Orders by Sectors


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Table-1 Machinery Orders by Sectors


Table-2 Percentage Change by Industrial Classification in Private Sector

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