/ Jan 31, 2017

Industrial output up 0.5 % in December on solid auto production

Industrial output rose 0.5 percent in December from November, lifted by robust production growth in transport equipment, government data showed Tuesday amid hopes for continued recovery. The government maintained its basic assessment, saying industrial production shows signs of improving. The index of output at ...

Japan's economy improved in April, but deflation persists

/ May 31, 2016

Japan's economy improved in April, but deflation persists

Factory output fell 3.5 percent in April from the same month a year earlier, while consumer spending also edged lower, though both improved from the month before, the government said Tuesday. Earlier, the government reported that the consumer price index fell 0.3 percent in ...

/ Mar 15, 2016

Japan's industrial production up 3.7% in January

Industrial production in Japan rose 3.7 percent in January from the previous month, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in a revised report Tuesday, unchanged from a preliminary reading. The seasonally adjusted production index for the manufacturing and mining sectors stood at ...

/ 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 ...

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 ...