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Machinery Orders in March, 2011 and Forecast for Apr.-Jun. 2011

May 16th, 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 decreased by 15.8% in March from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In January-March period it rose by 11.5% 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 2.9% in March, and showed rise by 3.5% in January-March period.

  2. In the April-June period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to decrease by 0.3% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to increase by 10.0% from the previous quarter respectively. This forecast was basically made by summing up the figures from 280 machinery manufacturers.

  3. In 2010 Fisical Year the total amount of machinery orders increased by 20.0%. Also private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, rose by 7.0%.



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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