Machinery Orders in March, 2020 and Forecast for Apr.- Jun. 2020


  1. The total value of machinery orders received by 280 manufacturers operating in Japan increased by 3.0% in March from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis. In January-March period it rose by 3.9% 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 0.4% in March, and showed fell by 0.7% in January-March period.

  2. In the April-June period the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to decrease by 4.7% and private-sector orders, excluding volatile ones, were forecasted to fall by 0.9% 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