Machinery Orders in June, 2009 and Forecast for Jul.-Sep. 2009

August 10th, 2009
Economic and Social Research Institute,Cabinet Office

Explanation of Machinery Orders


  1. The total value of machinery orders received by 280 manufacturers operating in Japan increased by 2.3% in June from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In April-June period it fell by 6.3% 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 9.7% in June, and showed fell by 4.9% in April-June period.

  2. In the July-September period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to increase by 0.6% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to fall by 8.6% 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