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Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (February 2017)

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (January 2020)

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast » Monthly Report(JP)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / KARAVASILEV, Yani

    ABSTRACT

    Data updates
    ▶ All major economic indicators deteriorated in 2019 Q4, including industrial production, plannned residential construction, capital goods shipments, private capital investment, exports, imports, and large retailers’ revenues.
    ▶ Inventories piled up due to the reactionary fall in demand after the consumption tax hike in October.

    2019 Q4 Forecasts
    ▶ Our forecast for 2019 Q4 real GDP growth is an annualized -4.4% QoQ.
    ▶ We forecast an overall GDP deflator of +0.1% QoQ in 2019 Q4.

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    The number of foreign visitors and visit ratio by prefecture December report

    Insight

    Insight » Inbound

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / MATSUBAYASHI, Yoichi / NOMURA, Ryosuke

    ABSTRACT

    To a faster reading of “the signs of change” in tourism

    Advance estimation of monthly indexes: December report

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Kansai Economic Insight Monthly Vol. 81 (January 2020)

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast » Monthly Report(Kansai)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / KARAVASILEV, Yani

    ABSTRACT

    Summary: Kansai’s economy is deteriorating but likely to level off

    ▶  Production: Production declined for the second consecutive month in November.
    ▶  International trade: Although Kansai logged a trade surplus in December, both exports and imports kept shrinking.
    ▶  Business confidence: The Economy Watcher DI improved in December. Hopwever, it remains low.
    ▶  Wages: Both nominal and real wages kept declining in October.
    ▶  Labor market: In November, the effective job offers-to-applicants ratio deteriorated. Although the unemployment rate decreased , the labor force population shrank for the first time in two months.
    ▶  Consumption: Large retailers’ revenues kept declining in November. The effect of the consumption tax hike has not worn off completely.
    ▶  Housing: The number of new housing starts in November decreased for the fourth month in a row.
    ▶  Construction: Construction investments marked the the 21st straight month of expansion in November.
    ▶   Inbound tourism:  The number of international arrivals at Kansai International Airport in December declined for the first time in 15 months.
    ▶  Chinese economy: China’s GDP expanded +6.1% in 2019, reaching the lower bound of the government’s target. Although China and the US signed a “phase one” trade deal in January 2020, structural problems will remain a major issue.

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    The number of foreign visitors and visit ratio by prefecture November report

    Insight

    Insight » Inbound

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / MATSUBAYASHI, Yoichi / NOMURA, Ryosuke

    ABSTRACT

    To a faster reading of “the signs of change” in tourism

    Advance estimation of monthly indexes: November report

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    The number of foreign visitors and visit ratio by prefecture October report

    Insight

    Insight » Inbound

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / MATSUBAYASHI, Yoichi / NOMURA, Ryosuke

    ABSTRACT

    To a faster reading of “the signs of change” in tourism

    Advance estimation of monthly indexes: October report

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (December 2019)

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast » Monthly Report(JP)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / KARAVASILEV, Yani

    ABSTRACT

    Data updates
    ▶ There was a major upward revision in Japan’s 2019 Q3 real GDP growth (+0.2%→+1.8% QoQ, annualized). The updated official figure coincides with APIR’s initial forecast.
    ▶ However, Q4 looks gloomy. The October-November averages of industrial production indices, plannned dwelling construction, capital goods shipments, exports, imports, and sales by large retailers all declined relative to the Q3 averages.

    2019 Q4 Forecasts
    ▶ Our forecast for Q4 real GDP growth is an annualized -4.5% QoQ (a downward revision from our previous forecast).
    ▶ We forecast an overall GDP deflator of +0.1% QoQ in Q4 (no change from our previous forecast).

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Kansai Economic Insight Monthly Vol. 80 (December 2019)

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast » Monthly Report(Kansai)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / KARAVASILEV, Yani

    ABSTRACT

    Summary: Kansai’s economy is deteriorating but likely to level off

    ▶  Production: Production in October declined after expanding in September.
    ▶  International trade: Although Kansai logged a trade surplus in November, exports and imports kept shrinking.
    ▶  Business confidence: The DI improved in November but it remains low.
    ▶  Wages: Both nominal and real wages kept declining in September.
    ▶  Labor market: The number of job openings decreased and unemployment increased in October.
    ▶  Consumption: Large retailers’ revenues in October slumped after the consumption tax hike.
    ▶  Housing: The number of new housing starts in October declined.
    ▶  Construction: The monetary value of construction investments in October kept rising.
    ▶   Inbound tourism: International arrivals at KIX in November grew despite the decline in Korean visitor numbers.
    ▶  Chinese economy: China’s PMI improved in November, surpassing the cutoff level of 50 for the first time in seven months. However, the future outlook remains unclear.

     

     

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Kansai Economic Insight Quarterly Vol.45

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast » Quarterly Report(Kansai)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / KARAVASILEV, Yani

    ABSTRACT

    Overview: Stagnation concerns turning into reality due to weak domestic and external demand. Lack of robust source of growth a major risk in the future.

    ▶ Japan’s Q3 real GDP expanded an annualized +0.2%. Domestic demand propped up growth, while net exports supressed it.

    ▶ Our forecast for Kansai’s real GRP growth is +0.6% in FY 2019, +0.4% in FY 2020 and +0.7% in FY 2021. Private and public demand will make a balanced contribution to growth in FY 2019. In FY 2020, public demand will be the driver of growth. The lack of robust drivers of growth might become a concern by FY 2021.

    ▶ We estimated economic growth by prefecture in the past fiscal years, and we compared the economic impact of the consumption tax hike this year with the previous one in 2014. We conclude that the large increase in demand indicators in September this year was largely due to a recoil from the natural disasters last year.

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy: Analysis and Forecasts, No. 124

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast » Quarterly Report(JP)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / KARAVASILEV, Yani

    ABSTRACT

    Highlight: Global trade has bottomed out, but recovery remains uncertain

    ▶ Japan’s Q3 real GDP growth was an annualized +0.2% QoQ, well below expectations. APIR’s latest forecast for real GDP growth is +0.7% in FY2019, +0.4% in FY2020, and +0.7% in FY2021.

    ▶ Rush demand before the consumption tax hike this time was not as pronounced as in 2014. Although private consumption remains weak, we deem an economic recession in FY2019 is unlikely.

    ▶ The China-US trade conflict is taking its toll on global trade. As the effects of protectionist policies will extend into FY2020, the Japanese economy is not expected to get back on the path to recovery until FY2021.

    ▶ Future inflation will be influenced not only by energy and non-energy prices, but also by the consumption tax hike and the elimination of child care fees. We forecast a core CPI inflation of +0.6% in FY2019, +0.4% in FY2020, and +0.5% in FY2021.

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (November 2019)

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast » Monthly Report(JP)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / KARAVASILEV, Yani

    ABSTRACT

    Data updates
    ▶ Japan’s Q3 real GDP expanded an annualized +0.2% QoQ, well below expectations.
    ▶ In October, industrial production, plannned dwelling construction, capital goods shipments, real exports and imports all declined. Retail sales shrank by -14.4%, more than they did after the previous tax hike.

    Q4 Forecasts
    ▶ Our forecast for Q4 real GDP growth is an annualized -3.2%.
    ▶ We forecast an overall GDP deflator of +0.1% QoQ in Q4.

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