/ Feb 28, 2017

Japan's industrial output fell 0.8% in January; outlook unclear

Industrial output in January fell 0.8 percent from the previous month, the first drop in six months, with production in the transport equipment and chemical sectors shrinking, government data showed Tuesday. With several economic indicators suggesting that private spending has been tepid, a downturn ...

Japan's industrial output rises 1.5% in November

/ Dec 28, 2016

Japan's industrial output rises 1.5% in November

Japan’s industrial output rose 1.5 percent in November from the previous month, boosted by growth in electronics and automotive parts, the government said Wednesday, upgrading its assessment for the first time since August. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said industrial production shows ...

/ Nov 30, 2016

Industrial output up for third straight month

Japan’s industrial output in October rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent from the previous month, up for the third straight month, buoyed by upturns in both domestic and external demand, the government said Wednesday. Production is likely to remain on a recovery track, as ...

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 ...