[Seoul=Newsis] Reporter Jae-Jun Lee = The Nikkei Shimbun reported on the 17th that machine orders in January, showing Japans leading economy, fell by 2.0% compared to the previous month.
Citing statistics on machinery orders for January 2022 announced by the Cabinet Office on the same day, the media reported that private orders excluding ships and electricity, which are leading indicators of facility investment, amounted to 899.6 billion yen.
The private median forecasted by QUICK, a market research expert, was a 2.2% decline, but the actual decline was 0.2 percentage points less.
decreased compared to the previous month in 5 months. In the manufacturing industry, orders declined due to a decrease in the recoil of electric machines and non-ferrous metals.
Manufacturing orders in January fell 4.8% to 432.2 billion yen. decreased in 3 months.
The biggest contributor to the negative was the electromechanical sector, which decreased by 9.5%. The nuclear power plant also decreased in recoil, and non-ferrous metals turned negative by 21.9%. Automobiles and automobile accessories were also negative.
Non-manufacturing orders excluding ships and electricity were 452.9 billion yen, down 1.9% from the previous month. decreased in 2 months.
The construction industry contracted 21.4% due to a decrease in rebound from construction equipment. The telecommunication industry shrank by 18.7%, and the wholesale and retail industries were also sluggish.
Total orders fell 3.3% from the previous month, the first decline in two months. External demand increased by 0.9% and government demand decreased by 13.6%.
Compared to the same month of the previous year, private orders excluding ships and electricity rose 5.1%.
Based on this, the Cabinet Office maintained and suggested that the basic judgment is being restored.
The number of machine orders is a statistic that aggregates the total number of machines for production facilities that 280 machine makers have ordered. Machines that have been ordered are delivered after about six months and are recognized as equipment investment, so they are a leading indicator of equipment investment.