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?

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Japan Industrial Output October 2007

Well, industrial output in Japan seems to be performing well at the moment since Japan's industrial production rose to a record in October. Output rose a seasonally adjusted 1.6 percent from a month earlier, when it fell 1.4 percent, the Trade Ministry said in Tokyo today. The year on year rise was 3.5 percent.

Clearly this would seem to indicate that exports continue to hold up well, although there are also the comparatively strong October retail sales (reported yesterday) to take into account, since they mean that domestic demand, despite the weak earnings numbers, is not entirely flat.