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Machinery Orders in December, 2010 and Forecast for Jan.-Mar. 2011

February 10th, 2011
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 6.6% in December from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In October-December period it decreased by 0.6% 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 1.7% in December, and showed fall by 6.9% in October-December period.

  2. In the January-March period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to increase by 8.5% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to rise by 2.7% from the previous quarter respectively. This forecast was basically made by summing up the figures from 280 machinery manufacturers.

  3. In 2010 Year the total amount of machinery orders it increased by 20.0%. Also private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, rose by 4.6%.



Table: Percentage Change from Previous Quarter(month)


References



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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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