Machinery orders in Japan slipped 1.9% in June

Business / Economy Aug 10, 2017

Machinery orders in Japan slipped 1.9% in June

Core private-sector machinery orders fell for a third consecutive month in June as a downturn in manufacturing overshadowed a recovery in nonmanufacturing, the government said Thursday. The orders, which exclude those for ships and from utilities because of their volatility, slipped a seasonally adjusted 1.9 ...

February core machinery orders gain 1.5% on month

Business / Economy Apr 12, 2017

February core machinery orders gain 1.5% on month

Core private-sector machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 1.5 percent in February from the previous month, boosted by robust demand for equipment in the manufacturing sector, government data showed Wednesday. The orders came to ¥850.5 billion ($7.8 billion). These figures exclude orders from ships and ...

Machinery orders rise for second month straight

Business / Economy Sep 12, 2016

Machinery orders rise for second month straight

Core private-sector machinery orders gained for the second month in a row in July, prompting the government on Monday to upgrade its basic assessment of the key indicator for the first time in nine months. The orders, widely taken as a leading indicator of future ...

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. The orders, widely regarded as a leading indicator of future ...

Machinery orders rose 4.2 percent in December

Business / Economy 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 figure excludes ...