Mar 14, 2016

Japan's January core machinery orders up 15% on month

Japan’s core private-sector machinery orders jumped a seasonally adjusted 15 percent in January from the previous month for the second straight monthly gain, led by large orders from the steel industry, the government said Monday. The orders, widely regarded as a leading indicator of ...

Machinery orders rose 4.2 percent in December

Feb 17, 2016

Machinery orders rose 4.2 percent in December

Core machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 4.2 percent in December from the previous month after a steep fall in November, the government said Wednesday. The private-sector orders totaled ¥806.6 billion. They are widely regarded as a leading indicator of future capital spending. The ...

Jan 14, 2016

Japan machinery orders fell 14% in November, investment outlook dims

Core private-sector machinery orders plunged a seasonally adjusted 14.4 percent in November from the previous month for the first drop in three months, the government said Thursday. The trend reflects continued caution by firms over making capital investments. The orders, widely regarded as a ...

Dec 9, 2015

Core machinery orders up 10.7% in October

Core private sector machinery orders expanded a seasonally adjusted 10.7 percent in October from the previous month for the second straight monthly increase, the government said Wednesday. The figure suggests a recovery in capital investment. The value of orders, widely regarded as a leading ...

Nov 12, 2015

Core machinery orders log first rise in four months

Core private-sector machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 7.5 percent in September for the first gain in four months, led by increased orders from the nonmanufacturing sector, the government said Thursday. The value of the orders, widely regarded as a leading indicator of future ...

Jun 10, 2015

April core machinery orders up 3.8% on month

Japan’s core private-sector machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 3.8 percent in April from the previous month for the second straight monthly gain, the government said Wednesday. The figures suggest a rise in corporate investment against a background of economic recovery. The value of ...

May 18, 2015

March machinery orders rise in Japan, but firms remain cautious

The nation’s core private-sector machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 2.9 percent in March from the previous month, the government said Monday, reflecting a moderate recovery in corporate investment, though the outlook suggests companies remain cautious about spending. The private-sector orders in March, excluding ...

Mar 11, 2015

Core machinery orders incur first fall in three months

Seasonally adjusted core machinery orders fell 1.7 percent in January from the previous month, the first decline in three months, the Cabinet Office said Wednesday. Private-sector orders, excluding those for ships and power equipment, closely watched as a leading indicator of corporate capital spending ...

Feb 12, 2015

Core machinery orders jumped 8.3% in December

Core machinery orders jumped 8.3 percent to ¥853.6 billion in December, the government said Thursday, suggesting companies suddenly became eager to boost investment. The orders are viewed as a leading indicator of capital spending. Compared with the previous month, private-sector orders, excluding those in ...

August machinery orders bounce back from plunge in May

Oct 9, 2014

August machinery orders bounce back from plunge in May

Core private-sector machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 4.7 percent from a month earlier in August to ¥807.8 billion, data showed Thursday, prompting the government to upgrade a leading indicator of capital spending. Core orders, excluding those for ships as well as from utilities ...

Core machinery orders up 3.5% in July but recovery pace slows

Sep 10, 2014

Core machinery orders up 3.5% in July but recovery pace slows

Core private-sector machinery orders in July rose 3.5 percent from the previous month to ¥771.7 billion after seasonal adjustment, led by a one-off increase in big orders from the chemical industry, the government said Wednesday. Core orders, or private-sector orders excluding those for ships ...

April-June machinery orders plunge at fastest pace in five years

Aug 14, 2014

April-June machinery orders plunge at fastest pace in five years

Core private-sector machinery orders fell at the fastest pace in more than five years in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, underscoring corporate reluctance to boost investment after the April 1 consumption tax hike. The orders, which exclude those for ships and from ...