July 30, 2019

Industrial Production Japan

A recovery, but still too small to dispel the fear of a recession

Published monthly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. Updated until the month of June 2019 (published on July 30th, 2019).

Recent data trend:

After three months of a plunge, industrial output in Japan recovered somewhat in February 2019, expanding by 0.7% month on month (MoM). The recovery is still small compared with the 3.6% slump in the preceding three months. The recovery in the industrial output in February is in line with the recovery in custom cleared exports in the same month. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the ministry responsible for the statistics predicts the industrial output to manage to expand ...

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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:   August 15th, 2019 (Final June data) 

                                             August 30th, 2019 (Preliminary July data)

                                                                                          

                                                    

                                            

                                             

                                              

                                     

                                  

                                       

                                        

                                        

                                             

 

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