Japan Real Time Charts and Data

Edward Hugh is only able to update this blog from time to time, but he does run a lively Twitter account with plenty of Japan related comment. He also maintains a collection of constantly updated Japan data charts with short updates on a Storify dedicated page Is Japan Once More Back in Deflation?

Friday, September 28, 2007

Japan Industrial Output August 2007

Well industrial output was certainly up in Japan in August.

Japan's industrial output surged at the fastest pace in almost four years....Production rose 3.4 percent from July to a record, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in Tokyo today.

As I say, the August numbers certainly shot up. The question is what to make of this reading. Claus is preparing a fuller analysis even as I post this.