December 27, 2019

Industrial Production Japan

The plunge in industrial production continues into November.

Published monthly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. Updated until the month of November 2019 (published on December 27th, 2019).

Recent data trend:

Industrial production continued its plunge in November 2019, falling by 0.9% month on month (MoM), following a steep 4.5% MoM decline in October. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the ministry responsible for the statistics, predicts the decline to stop in December, but only with a very marginal recovery of 0.4% MoM. Industrial production has been stagnating for nearly two years by now. While there are some signs that the deterioration may be stopping, there is no indicati...

To read more, please become a our Standard subscriber.

Start a subscription with 30-days Free Trial

If you are already a JMA subscriber please

Brief overview of “Industrial production”

Industrial production is one of the key indicators to measure the performance of the Japanese economy. It also deserves special attention as it has a high correlation to the Japanese stock market. Its monthly report contains other statistics such as inventory, inventory to shipment ratio as well as a survey result for manufacturers’ production plans for the subsequent 2 months.

For more information, visit the official government page

Quarterly Industrial Production and GDP

 

Source: METI, JMA

The Next Release Date:   January 20th, 2020 (Final November data)       

                                               January 31st, 2020 (Preliminary December data)

                                                    

                                            

                                             

                                              

                                     

                                  

                                       

                                        

                                        

                                             

 

Suggested Pages

Japan Corporate Profits

The profitability of Japanese manufacturers continued to deteriorate in the July-September quarter of 2019. According to the quarterly Corporate Statistics, operating profits of Japanese manufacturer

View Page

Japan Gross Domestic Product

The Japanese economy grew by 0.4% quarter on quarter (QoQ) in the July-September 2019, marking the 4th consecutive quarter of positive growth. The year on year growth of 1.7% is the highest since the

View Page

Japan Machinery Orders

Core machinery orders, a leading indicator of domestic capital expenditure activity in Japan, expanded by 7.6% month on month in October. While the expansion is welcome, its strength was insufficient

View Page

Consumption Activity Index

Real consumption activity grew by 0.2% month on month (MoM) in January 2019.The rate of growth was rather unremarkable, but the news was a positive surprise, given the 2.3% MoM drop in retail sales i

View Page