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Machinery Orders in September, 2011 and Forecast for Oct.-Dec. 2011

November 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 fell by 3.7% in September from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In July-September period it decreased by 6.0% 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 8.2% in September, and showed rise by 1.5% in July-September period.

  2. In the October-December period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to increase by 4.8% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to decrease by 3.8% 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)


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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