The total value of machinery orders received by 280 manufacturers operating in Japan increased by 13.2% in September from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In July-September period it rose by 4.9% 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 2.1% in September, and showed increase by 4.3% in July-September period.
In the October-December period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to decrease by 2.5% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to fall by 2.1% from the previous quarter respectively. This forecast was basically made by summing up the figures from 280 machinery manufacturers.
- 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