Output rises most in eight months as Abe mulls tax hike

Oct 29, 2014

Output rises most in eight months as Abe mulls tax hike

Japan’s industrial output rose a stronger than expected 2.7 percent in September from the month before, government data showed Wednesday, signaling that demand may be starting to recover from the dent caused by April’s tax hike. After a 1.9 percent fall in August, the ...

Output unexpectedly falls as retail sales gain

Sep 30, 2014

Output unexpectedly falls as retail sales gain

Japan’s output unexpectedly fell while stronger retail sales and an improving job market showed resilience, government statistics showed Tuesday as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe weighs another consumption tax increase. Industrial production declined 1.5 percent in August from July, compared with the median estimate of ...

Jul 30, 2014

Japan's output drops most since 2011 as consumers spend less

Industrial output fell the most since the March 2011 disasters, government data showed Wednesday, highlighting the widening impact to the economy of the April 1 consumption tax increase. Industrial output dropped 3.3 percent in June from May, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ...

Jul 14, 2014

Japan's May industrial output upgraded to 0.7% rise

Industrial output rose a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent in May instead of the initially reported 0.5 percent, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Monday. The index of output at factories and mines thus reached 100.0 against the base of 100 for 2010. ...

Output rises 0.8% in tax hike rebound

Jun 30, 2014

Output rises 0.8% in tax hike rebound

Industrial output recovered slightly in May from an earlier decline sparked by April’s sales tax hike, stabilizing as factories produced more machinery, vehicles and electronic devices, government data showed Monday. Factory output in the world’s third-largest economy climbed 0.8 percent in May from a ...

Mar 31, 2014

Manufacturing slumps as tax hike looms large

Japan’s industrial production fell in February, undercutting economists’ forecasts, as the first sales tax hike since 1997 risks stalling the economic recovery. Output fell 2.3 percent from the previous month, the steepest drop in eight months, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said ...

Outlook for industrial production improves on domestic demand

Oct 30, 2013

Outlook for industrial production improves on domestic demand

Manufacturers forecast the biggest jump in industrial production in more than two years this month as domestic demand strengthens, adding to signs that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can drive a sustained recovery. Output is projected to rise 4.7 percent from September, the Ministry of ...

Industrial output dipped in August

Sep 30, 2013

Industrial output dipped in August

Industrial production fell 0.7 percent in August from the previous month as domestic demand turned sluggish in some sectors, according to data released Monday by trade ministry. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, however, maintained its basic assessment in the preliminary report, saying ...

Mar 1, 2013

Industrial output up second month

Industrial production grew 1.0 percent in January from December for the second straight monthly rise, backed by positive developments in global economic conditions and the weakening yen, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced Thursday. METI upgraded its basic assessment of production, saying ...