Japan Aug. Final Industrial Production: Summary

By Theresa Barraclough

Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Following is a summary of final industrial output from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

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                    Aug.    Aug.    July    June     May   April   March    Feb.
                    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
                   Final  Prelim
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                 -----------------Month-on-Month Percent Change-----------------
Production          0.8%    0.8%    0.4%    3.8%    6.2%    1.6%  -15.5%    1.8%
Shipments           0.3%    0.3%    0.1%    8.1%    5.3%   -2.6%  -14.6%    3.3%
Inventories         2.1%    2.1%   -0.1%   -2.8%    5.6%    0.5%   -4.2%    1.5%
Inventory ratio    -1.5%   -1.5%    4.0%   -7.3%   -3.3%   14.9%    4.1%   -3.3%
                 -----------------Year-on-Year Percent Change-------------------
Production          0.4%    0.6%   -3.0%   -1.7%   -5.5%  -13.6%  -13.1%    2.9%
Shipments           0.2%    0.3%   -3.0%   -1.8%   -8.0%  -16.1%  -12.1%    3.6%
Inventories         5.8%    5.8%    4.1%    4.0%    7.7%    3.3%    3.5%    6.9%
Inventory ratio     6.3%    6.1%    6.7%    4.7%   12.2%   18.9%    5.1%   -2.8%

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                    Aug.    Aug.    July    June     May   April   March    Feb.
                    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
                   Final  Prelim
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                 ------------------Seasonally Adjusted Index Level--------------
Production          93.7    93.7    93.0    92.6    89.2    84.0    82.7    97.9
Shipments           94.7    94.7    94.4    94.3    87.2    82.8    85.0    99.5
Inventories        102.8   102.8   100.7   100.8   103.7    98.2    97.7   102.0
Inventory ratio    114.6   114.6   116.4   111.9   120.7   124.8   108.6   104.3
                 ----------------------Unadjusted Index Level-------------------
Production          90.5    90.6    95.4    96.5    82.8    78.9    88.7    91.8
Shipments           90.9    91.0    96.2    97.8    79.6    76.8    95.0    93.3
Inventories        103.6   103.6   100.9   100.2   102.6    94.2    92.6   105.5
Inventory ratio    118.9   118.7   112.3   109.5   128.7   123.9    95.6   113.1
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NOTE: Month-on-month changes are based on seasonally adjusted data. Year-on-year changes are based on unadjusted data. Index: 2005=100

SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

http://www.meti.go.jp

To contact the reporter on this story: Theresa Barraclough in Tokyo at tbarraclough@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net

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