February 10th, 2010
Economic and Social Research Institute,Cabinet Office
The total value of machinery orders received by 280 manufacturers operating in Japan increased by 21.2% in December from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In October-December period it rose by 7.8% 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 20.1% in December, and showed rose by 0.5% in October-December period.
In the January-March period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to decrease by 1.9% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to rise by 2.0% from the previous quarter respectively. This forecast was basically made by summing up the figures from 280 machinery manufacturers.
In 2009 Year the total amount of machinery orders it decreased by 31.8%. Also private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, fell by 26.9%.
- 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