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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 30, 2016
Japanese industrial output falls 2.3% on weakening electronics and machinery sectors
Industrial output fell a seasonally adjusted 2.3 percent in May from the previous month, marking the first drop in three months, the government said Thursday. It cited a weakening in the manufacture of cosmetics, equipment and electronic parts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 20, 2016
Japan logs first trade deficit in four months in May
Japan posted a goods trade deficit of ¥40.7 billion in May for the first red ink in four months, the government said Monday, with the balance weighed down by sluggish exports amid a slowdown in overseas economies.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 10, 2016
Japan's May wholesale prices drop 4.2% on lower oil costs
Japan's wholesale prices fell 4.2 percent in May from a year earlier for the 14th straight month of decline, weighed down by falling crude oil prices and a stronger yen, the Bank of Japan said Friday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 7, 2016
Japan's composite economic index rises in April for second straight month
The nation's main composite index of economic indicators rose in April for the second straight month, the government said Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 1, 2016
Business investment rose 4.2% in first quarter
Capital spending by Japanese firms climbed 4.2 percent in the January to March period from a year earlier for the 12th straight quarterly increase, but declining profits dampened prospects for business expenditure, government data showed Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 31, 2016
Japan's job availability hits record high but unemployment rate remains flat
The labor market remained tight in April as job availability rose to the highest level in over 24 years and the unemployment rate remained flat at 3.2 percent.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 23, 2016
Japan's exports post seventh monthly decline on stronger yen
Exports fell for the seventh consecutive month in April as the yen strengthened, underscoring the growing challenges to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to revive economic growth.
BUSINESS / Economy
May 19, 2016
Monthly machinery orders rise 5.5% in sign of higher business investment
The nation's core private-sector machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 5.5 percent in March from the previous month, following a 9.2 percent decline in February, the government said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 20, 2016
Japan's trade deficit down 88% in fiscal 2015 on cheaper oil imports
Japan's trade deficit in fiscal 2015 through March plunged 88.2 percent from a year earlier to ¥1.08 trillion ($9.9 billion), helped largely by a fall in the cost of crude oil imports, the government said Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 13, 2016
Wholesale prices fell 3.8% in March
Wholesale prices dropped 3.8 percent in March from a year earlier for the 12th straight month of decline, Bank of Japan data showed Wednesday. The falls came amid persistently low prices for crude oil and other commodities.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 13, 2016
Japan's money supply surged to high last year on better business conditions
Money supply in Japan hit a record high in fiscal 2015 amid signs of an improving business environment, Bank of Japan data showed Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 6, 2016
Composite economic index down in February
The composite index of economic indicators, reflecting the current state of the economy, fell in February, the government said Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 5, 2016
Real wages rise in February; up for first time in four months
Real wages rose for the first time in four months in February as base pay and other scheduled wages hit a more than 10-year high, the government said Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 22, 2016
Japan land prices rise 0.1% on demand for tourist premises
Commercial and residential land prices log their first increase in eight years as tourism pushes up demand for hotels and shops.
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 22, 2016
Supermarket sales rise for second straight month
Supermarket sales increased 3.4 percent in February from a year earlier on a same-store basis, an industry body said Tuesday. It was the second straight month of gain.
BUSINESS / Economy
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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 1, 2016
Japan's household spending falls for fifth straight month in January
Household spending dropped for the fifth straight month in January, falling an inflation-adjusted 3.1 percent from a year earlier due to unusually warm weather, the government said Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 1, 2016
Unemployment rate fell to 3.2% in January
Japan's unemployment rate in January registered its lowest level in three months, falling to 3.2 percent from 3.3 percent the previous month and reflecting a continuation of the tight labor market, the government said Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 16, 2016
Japanese household spending falls 2.7%
Monthly household spending in 2015 fell 2.7 percent in price-adjusted real terms to ¥247,126, the government said Tuesday. It was the second straight year of decline.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 8, 2016
Cheap oil boosts Japan's 2015 current account surplus sixfold
The nation's current account surplus grew more than sixfold in 2015 from the previous year to ¥16.64 trillion, boosted by a plunge in crude oil imports and a travel surplus amid the yen's depreciation, government data showed Monday.

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