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 ...

Japan's industrial output rose 4.0% on month in April

Business / Economy May 31, 2017

Japan's industrial output rose 4.0% on month in April

Industrial production in April rose 4.0 percent from the previous month to its highest level since October 2008, due mainly to increased auto production amid an economic recovery, government data showed Wednesday. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, however, kept unchanged its basic assessment ...

Business / Economy Mar 31, 2017

Japan's February industrial output rose 2% on brisk auto production

Japan's industrial output rose 2.0 percent in February from the previous month to a three-year high, reflecting robust growth in the vehicle and industrial machinery sectors, government data showed Friday. The better-than-expected reading followed a revised 0.4 percent fall in January. In a nod to relatively ...

Business / Economy Feb 28, 2017

Japan's industrial output fell 0.8% in January; outlook unclear

Industrial output in January fell 0.8 percent from the previous month, the first drop in six months, with production in the transport equipment and chemical sectors shrinking, government data showed Tuesday. With several economic indicators suggesting that private spending has been tepid, a downturn in ...

Japan's industrial output rises 1.5% in November

Business / Economy Dec 28, 2016

Japan's industrial output rises 1.5% in November

Japan's industrial output rose 1.5 percent in November from the previous month, boosted by growth in electronics and automotive parts, the government said Wednesday, upgrading its assessment for the first time since August. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said industrial production shows signs ...

Business / Economy Nov 30, 2016

Industrial output up for third straight month

Japan's industrial output in October rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent from the previous month, up for the third straight month, buoyed by upturns in both domestic and external demand, the government said Wednesday. Production is likely to remain on a recovery track, as the ...

Business Aug 15, 2016

Industrial output revised upward to 2.3% for June

Industrial output rose a seasonally adjusted 2.3 percent in June from May instead of the previously reported 1.9 percent, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in a revision Monday. The index of output at factories and mines stood at 96.9 against the base ...

Japan's industrial output falls as weak exports sap demand

Business / Economy Mar 30, 2016

Japan's industrial output falls as weak exports sap demand

Japan's industrial production dropped the most since the March 2011 earthquake as falling exports sapped demand and a steel-mill explosion halted domestic car production at Toyota Motor Corp. Output slumped 6.2 percent in February after rising in January, the trade ministry said on Wednesday. Economists ...

Business / Economy Nov 30, 2015

Japan industrial output, retail spending lag expectations

The nation's industrial output rose 1.4 percent in October from the month before, below forecasts and a decrease from the year before. Government data released Monday also showed retail spending fell in October from a year earlier. The slowdown in China has reverberated in neighboring Japan, ...

Business / Economy Oct 15, 2015

Industrial output in August revised downward to 1.2% fall

Industrial output fell a seasonally adjusted 1.2 percent in August from the previous month, revised down from a preliminary drop of 0.5 percent, the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry said Thursday. The index of output at factories and mines stood at 96.3 against the base ...