Japan lowers assessment as January industrial output falls 6.6%

Business / Economy Feb 28, 2018

Japan lowers assessment as January industrial output falls 6.6%

The nation's industrial production in January fell by a bigger-than-expected 6.6 percent from the previous month on weakness among carmakers, prompting the government to lower its basic assessment for the first time in over two years, industry ministry data showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted index ...

Output 'picking up' for first time since '95: METI

Business / Economy Dec 28, 2017

Output 'picking up' for first time since '95: METI

Industrial output rose 0.6 percent in November from the previous month on robust exports of chip-making devices, prompting the government on Thursday to declare for the first time in more than 20 years that production is recovering. The seasonally adjusted index of output at factories ...

Business Jul 31, 2017

Car production helps Japanese industrial output rise 1.6%

Industrial production in June rose 1.6 percent from the previous month, lifted by a recovery in passenger cars and other transport equipment, government data showed Monday, with analysts predicting output will continue to grow. The rise in production follows a revised 3.6 percent fall in ...