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 ...

May machinery orders plunge a record 19.5%

Jul 10, 2014

May machinery orders plunge a record 19.5%

Japan’s core private-sector machinery orders plunged by a record 19.5 percent in May, the government said Thursday, indicating the first consumption tax hike in 17 years on April 1 is affecting the economic outlook by discouraging companies from beefing up investment. The orders, excluding ...

Jun 12, 2014

Machinery orders drop 9.1% in April after sales tax hike

Core private-sector machinery orders plunged a seasonally adjusted 9.1 percent in April compared with the previous month, with the first consumption tax hike in 17 years blurring the economic outlook, the government said Thursday. Core orders, excluding those for ships and from utilities because ...

May 19, 2014

Machinery orders jump by record 19%

Core private-sector machinery orders surged by a record 19.1 percent in March in a sign that many companies brought forward investment outlays ahead of the April 1 consumption tax hike. The orders rose after a 4.6 percent fall in February, showing the strongest seasonally ...

Apr 10, 2014

Machinery orders at a 'standstill'

Core private-sector machinery orders shrank a seasonally adjusted 8.8 percent month-on-month in February, the government said Thursday, adding that the yardstick for capital spending had come to “a standstill.” The Cabinet Office downgraded its basic view of the trend for the first time in ...

Machinery orders up 13.4%

Mar 13, 2014

Machinery orders up 13.4%

by Tomoyuki Tachikawa

Core private-sector machinery orders surged by a seasonally adjusted 13.4 percent in January, the second-fastest pace on record, signaling that an economic rebound has prodded companies to boost investment, the government said Thursday. The orders, excluding those for ships and from utilities because of ...

Machinery orders log further rise

Nov 13, 2013

Machinery orders log further rise

Core machinery orders in July-September grew for the second straight quarter, with the steady recuperation of the economy prodding many companies to boost investment, the government said Wednesday. But the private-sector orders, which exclude those for ships as well as those from utilities because ...

Machinery orders see best surge since 2008

Oct 10, 2013

Machinery orders see best surge since 2008

In a sign of strengthening economic revival, machinery orders jumped to ¥819.3 billion in August, the highest since 2008, when the world was beset by a financial crisis. Orders excluding those for ships and power generation equipment rose 5.4 percent from the previous month, ...

Aug 13, 2013

April-June machinery orders log sharpest pace since '08

Core private-sector machinery orders in the April-June quarter grew at their quickest pace in around five years as the yen’s slide improved the profitability of exporters and encouraged companies to beef up investment, the government said Tuesday. But the orders, which exclude those for ...

Apr 12, 2013

Machinery orders up for first time in two months

Core private-sector machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 7.5 percent in February from the previous month as higher stocks and the yen’s slide made more companies eager to beef up investment, the government said Thursday. The orders, which exclude those for ships as well ...