Japanese factory output disappoints in July

Aug 31, 2016

Japanese factory output disappoints in July

Factory output stagnated in July from the previous month, data showed Wednesday, in a further blow to the world’s third-largest economy. The lackluster result came after a series of disappointing data, which raised a red flag for an economy that stalled in the second ...

Aug 15, 2016

Industrial output revised upward to 2.3% for June

Industrial output rose a seasonally adjusted 2.3 percent in June from May instead of the previously reported 1.9 percent, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in a revision Monday. The index of output at factories and mines stood at 96.9 against the ...

Japan's industrial output falls as weak exports sap demand

Mar 30, 2016

Japan's industrial output falls as weak exports sap demand

Japan’s industrial production dropped the most since the March 2011 earthquake as falling exports sapped demand and a steel-mill explosion halted domestic car production at Toyota Motor Corp. Output slumped 6.2 percent in February after rising in January, the trade ministry said on Wednesday. ...

Dec 28, 2015

Factory output slumps 1% as recovery stumbles

Factory output in Japan declined in November after two consecutive months of gains as the economy struggles to mount a recovery, official data showed Monday. The disappointing data — industrial production fell a seasonally adjusted 1 percent from a month earlier — comes after ...

Nov 30, 2015

Japan industrial output, retail spending lag expectations

The nation’s industrial output rose 1.4 percent in October from the month before, below forecasts and a decrease from the year before. Government data released Monday also showed retail spending fell in October from a year earlier. The slowdown in China has reverberated in ...

Sep 30, 2015

Industrial output drops unexpectedly for second month

Japan’s industrial output unexpectedly fell in August, raising concern that the economy may have fallen back into its second recession since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took government. The slump in production is likely to intensify debate on the need for Abe’s administration to increase ...

Sep 14, 2015

Industrial output fell revised 0.8% in July

Industrial production for July fell a revised 0.8 percent from the previous month, against the preliminary reading of a 0.6 percent drop, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Monday. The seasonally adjusted production index for the manufacturing and mining sectors stood at ...

Sep 7, 2015

July composite economic index down on weak industrial output, shipments

Japan’s key composite index of economic indicators, reflecting the current state of the economy, fell in July for the first time in two months, the government said Monday, reflecting a slowdown in manufacturing activity. The index of coincident indicators, such as industrial output, retail ...

Japan factory output down in July as China demand slumps

Aug 31, 2015

Japan factory output down in July as China demand slumps

Japan’s factory output contracted a worse than expected 0.6 percent on-month in July, official data showed on Monday, owing to lackluster demand at home and as a slowdown in China weighs on exports. The reading published by the industry ministry was weaker than the ...

Jul 13, 2015

Japan industrial output fell to 2.1% in May

Japan’s industrial output fell a seasonally adjusted 2.1 percent in May from the previous month, revised upward slightly from a preliminary 2.2 percent decrease, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Monday. The index of output at factories and mines stood at 97.2 ...