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Machinery Orders in September, 2010 and Forecast for Oct.-Dec. 2010

November 11th, 2010
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 decreased by 9.2% in September from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In July-September period it increased by 11.1% 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 10.3% in September, and showed rise by 9.6% in July-September period.

  2. In the October-December period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to decrease by 2.0% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to fall by 9.8% from the previous quarter respectively. This forecast was basically made by summing up the figures from 280 machinery manufacturers.

Table: Percentage Change from Previous Quarter(month)


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Chart-1 Total Value of Machinery Orders and Chart-2 Private Sector (exc. Volatile Orders)

Table-1 Machinery Orders by Sectors

Table-2 Percentage Change by Industrial Classification in Private Sector


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