Apr 30, 2015

Industrial output for March dips 0.3%

Factory output fell by a less than expected 0.3 percent in March, preliminary data showed Thursday, but figure was nevertheless weak and underscored the uncertainty of a recovery for the world’s No. 3 economy. The drop in industrial output was caused mainly by sluggish ...

Mar 30, 2015

Industrial output takes larger drop

Japan’s industrial production fell more than forecast in February, adding to pressure from a drop in consumer spending and faltering inflation. Output declined 3.4 percent from January, when it rose 3.7 percent, the trade ministry said in Tokyo on Monday. The median estimate of ...

Nov 28, 2014

'Abenomics' hit by more lackluster data

The government released a string of lackluster economic data Friday showing that inflation hit its lowest level for more than a year, dealing another blow to the Abe administration’s attempts to conquer years of falling prices and tepid growth. The figures come after Prime ...

Aug 12, 2014

Japan's industrial output in June suffered a revised 3.4% drop

Industrial output fell a seasonally adjusted 3.4 percent in June from the previous month, downgraded from an initially reported decrease of 3.3 percent, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Tuesday. The index of output at factories and mines stood at 100.0 against ...

Consumption tax hike lifts inflation to a 23-year high

May 30, 2014

Consumption tax hike lifts inflation to a 23-year high

Japan’s consumer prices rose 3.2 percent in April from a year earlier to the highest level since 1991, the government said Friday. The rise was largely due to the first stage of a two-part sales tax hike that is expected to dent growth this ...

Output soars most since 2011 ahead of tax hike

Feb 28, 2014

Output soars most since 2011 ahead of tax hike

The nation’s industrial production in January grew the most since 2011, indicating the economy is strengthening as a looming consumption tax bump stimulates demand, while inflation matched the highest level in more than five years. Output rose 4 percent in January from the previous ...