Orders Received for Machinery in September, 2007 and Forecast for Oct.-Dec. 2007

November 8th, 2007
Economic and Social Research Institute,Cabinet Office

Explanation of Orders Received for Machinery


  1. The total value of machinery orders received by 280 manufacturers operating in Japan fell by 14.5% in September from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In the July-September period it decreased by 3.6% compared with the previous quarter.
    Private-sector machinery orders, excluding volatile ones for ships and those from electric power companies, fell a seasonally adjusted by 7.6% in September, and showed increased of 2.5% in the July-September period.

  2. In the October-December period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to increase by 5.1% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to rise by 3.1% from the previous quarter respectively. This forecast was basically made by summing up the figures from 280 machinery manufacturers.

Table-1 Machinery Orders by Sectors


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Table-1 Machinery Orders by Sectors

Table-2 Percentage Change by Industrial Classification in Private Sector