December 28, 2018

Industrial Production Japan

Industrial data suggest a weak summer growth for Japan.

Published monthly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. Updated until the month of November 2018 (published on December 28th, 2018).

Recent data trend:

In June 2018, the industrial production shrunk by 1.8% month on month (MoM). The industrial shipment managed to grow by 0.3% MoM. Production and shipment tend to be highly synchronized and it is unusual that they point to a different direction. According to METI, they forecast the industrial production in July to grow by 0.2% MoM. However, the actual output is likely to be weaker, as the usually heavy rain in July must have caused serious production disruption in the western part of Japan in ...

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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.

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Quarterly Industrial Production and GDP


Source: METI, JMA

The Next Release Date:        January 18th, 2019 (Final November data)

                                                  January 31st, 2019 (Preliminary December data)











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