Machinery Orders in September, 2012 and Forecast for Oct.- Dec. 2012


  1. The total value of machinery orders received by 280 manufacturers operating in Japan increased by 9.6% in September from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In July-September period it decreased by 8.7% 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 4.3% in September, and showed fall by 1.1% in July-September period.

  2. In the October-December period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to increase by 4.7% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to rise by 5.0% 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