Industry in Japan
Japan - Industry
Industrial production remains weak in March
Industrial production decreased 3.7% in March on a month-on-month and seasonally-adjusted basis, after falling 0.3% in February. This steeper decline was driven by falling output of motor vehicles and production machinery.
On an annual basis, industrial production fell 5.2% in March, after decreasing 5.7% in February. The annual average variation in industrial production was minus 3.7% in March (January: -3.6%).
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists see industrial production decreasing 8.4% in 2020, which is down 7.3 percentage points over the previous month’s projection. In 2021, the panel sees industrial production recovering 1.9%.
Japan - Industry Data
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Source: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Bond Yield||-0.02||-4.41 %||Dec 30|
|Exchange Rate||108.7||-0.35 %||Jan 01|
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September 24, 2021
The Jibun Bank Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)—which combines the PMIs of the services and manufacturing sectors—rose to 47.7 in September according to a flash reading, up from August’s final figure of 45.5.
September 22, 2021
At its meeting ending on 22 September, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) kept its monetary policy unchanged, as widely expected by market analysts.
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