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Machinery Orders in September, 2017 and Forecast for Oct.- Dec. 2017

Results

  1. The total value of machinery orders received by 280 manufacturers operating in Japan decreased by 10.2% in September from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In July-September period it increased by 7.3% 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 8.1% in September, and showed increased by 4.7% in July-September period.

  2. In the October-December period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to decrease by 1.9% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to fall by 3.5% 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

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

Information

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