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 ...