March 18, 2019

Industrial Production Japan

Industrial output entering a serious downswing.

Published monthly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. Updated until the month of January 2019 (published on March 18th, 2019).

Recent data trend:

Industrial output in Japan continued to slide for the third month in a row, shrinking by 3.4% month on month (MoM) in January. The cumulative shrinkage since November is now 4.5% points, making the current downswing the largest since 2012 when the euro-crisis threatened the global economy. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the ministry responsible for the statistics predicts the industrial output to manage to expand by 0.4% MoM in February, but the negative tone of recent dat...

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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.

For more information, visit the official government page

Quarterly Industrial Production and GDP

 

Source: METI, JMA

The Next Release Date:    March 29th, 2019 (Preliminary February data)

                                                April 17th, 2019 (Final February data)

                                               

                                                    

                                            

                                             

                                              

                                     

                                  

                                       

                                        

                                        

                                             

 

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