Machinery Orders in June, 2012 and Forecast for Jul.- Sep. 2012


  1. The total value of machinery orders received by 280 manufacturers operating in Japan increased by 7.4% in June from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In April-June period it decreased by 12.6% compared with the previous quarter.
    Private-sector machinery orders, excluding volatile ones for ships and those from electric power companies, rose a seasonally adjusted by 5.6% in June, and showed fall by 4.1% in April-June period.

  2. In the July-September period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to decrease by 1.7% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to fall by 1.2% 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)


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