Machinery Orders in June, 2013 and Forecast for Jul.- Sep. 2013


  1. The total value of machinery orders received by 280 manufacturers operating in Japan decreased by 14.3% in June from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In April-June period it rose by 3.3% 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 2.7% in June, and showed increase by 6.8% in April-June period.

  2. In the July-September period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to decrease by 5.7% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to fall by 5.3% 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