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Machinery Orders in September, 2009 and Forecast for Oct.-Dec. 2009

November 11th, 2009
Economic and Social Research Institute,Cabinet Office

Explanation of Machinery Orders


  1. The total value of machinery orders received by 280 manufacturers operating in Japan increased by 6.0% in September from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In July-September period it rose by 10.4% compared with the previous quarter.
    Private-sector machinery orders, excluding volatile ones for ships and those from electric power companies,increased a seasonally adjusted by 10.5% in September, and showed fell by 0.9% in July-September period.

  2. In the October-December period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to fall by 1.1% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to increase by 1.0% from the previous quarter respectively. This forecast was basically made by summing up the figures from 280 machinery manufacturers.

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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