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Asia Pacific Economic Forecast : Monthly Report(JP)

APIR provides weekly and monthly assessments of current economic conditions and future outlooks for the United States and Japan. We also provide detailed quarterly predictions for the economies of Kansai and Japan.

  • 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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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (October 2019)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / KARAVASILEV, Yani

    ABSTRACT

    Data updates
    ▶ The Q3 index of industrial production declined for the first time in two quarters.
    ▶ Rush demand before the consumption tax hike is evident in September data on retail sales, which saw robust growth.
    ▶ Both planned residential construction expenditure and capital goods shipments increased in Q3.
    ▶ Q3 real net exports expanded.

     

    Forecasts
    ▶ Our forecast for Q3 real GDP growth is an annualized +0.9%. This forecast is likely to be revised upwards once September data on private final consumption is released.
    ▶ We forecast an overall GDP deflator of +0.2% QoQ in Q3.

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (September 2019)

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast » Monthly Report(JP)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / KARAVASILEV, Yani

    ABSTRACT

    Data updates
    ▶ The index of industrial production in August declined for the first time in two months (-1.2% MoM).
    ▶ Rush demand before the consumption tax hike this year seems limited compared to the previous tax hike in 2014.
    ▶ Both planned residential construction expenditure and capital goods shipments increased in July-August.
    ▶ Real net exports expanded.

     

    Forecasts
    ▶ We forecast real GDP growth (expenditure side) of +0.6% QoQ in Q3, or +1.4% if annualized. The production-side forecast is an annualized +2.6%. The average of the two forecasts is an annualized +2.0%.
    ▶ We expect that the reactionary fall after the tax hike this year will be milder than it was five years ago.
    ▶ We forecast an overall GDP deflator of +0.1% QoQ in Q3.

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (August 2019)

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    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast » Monthly Report(JP)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / KARAVASILEV, Yani

    ABSTRACT

    Data updates
    ▶ Q2 real GDP grew an annualized +1.8% QoQ, expanding for the third consecutive quarter.
    ▶ The consumption goods production index in July fell -0.3% compared to the Q2 average. In contrast, the capital goods production index in July increased +2.0% compared to the Q2 average.
    ▶ Compared to the Q2 average, real exports and real imports in July grew +2.1% and +1.1%, respectively. As a result, net exports expanded.
    ▶ The national Consumer Price Index (CPI) in July increased +0.6%YoY, expanding for the 31st consecutive month.

    Forecasts
    ▶ Our forecast for Q3 real GDP growth (expenditure side) is +0.6% QoQ, or +2.6% if annualized. The production-side forecast is an annualized +2.7%.
    ▶ We forecast an overall Q3 GDP deflator of +0.2% QoQ.

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (July 2019)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / KARAVASILEV, Yani

    ABSTRACT

    ▶ We forecast a real annualized GDP growth of +1.5% in Q2 (expenditure side). The production-side forecast is an annualized +2.1%.

    ▶ Q2 GDP growth was mainly driven by domestic demand, while net exports are expected to have made a negative contribution.

    ▶ The latest official figures suggest a robust increase in production, consumption and capital investment in Q2. However, this might be temporary, as the forecasts from the past month suggest a growth deceleration trend.

    ▶ Q2 CPI inflation is expected to have decelerated to a modest +0.1% QoQ. We forecast an overall GDP deflator of -0.1% QoQ.

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (June 2019)

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / KARAVASILEV, Yani

    ABSTRACT

    ▶ Despite the small upward revision in Q1real GDP official estimates, there are reasons for concern as the  demand-side GDP components all declined QoQ. Growth was mainly driven by the expansion in private inventory changes and shrinking imports.

    ▶ Contrary to our expectations of an economic recoil following the long holidays, May data showed a robust increase in production. However, this might be temporary.

    ▶ Regarding Q2, we forecast a real annualized GDP growth of +0.2% (expenditure side). The production-side forecast is an annualized +0.6%. The forecasts from the past month suggest a growth deceleration trend.

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (May 2019)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / KARAVASILEV, Yani

    ABSTRACT

    ▶ Although real GDP in Q1 expanded for the second consecutive quarter, there are reasons for concern as the  demand-side GDP components declined QoQ. Growth was mainly driven by the expansion in private inventory changes and declining imports.

    ▶ For Q2, we forecast real annualized GDP growth of +0.9% (expenditure side). The production-side forecast is an annualized +1.2%. The forecasts from the past three weeks, however, suggest a negative trend. We forecast a GDP deflator of -0.0% QoQ in Q2.

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (April 2019)

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    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast » Monthly Report(JP)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / KARAVASILEV, Yani

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (March 2019)

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    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast » Monthly Report(JP)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa / KARAVASILEV, Yani

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (February 2019)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (January 2019)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (December 2018)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (November 2018)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (October 2018)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (September 2018)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (August 2018)

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast » Monthly Report(JP)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (July 2018)

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast » Monthly Report(JP)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (June 2018)

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast » Monthly Report(JP)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (May 2018)

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast » Monthly Report(JP)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa

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  • INADA, Yoshihisa

    Japanese Economy Monthly Forecast (April 2018)

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast

    Asia Pacific Economic Forecast » Monthly Report(JP)

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    AUTHOR : 
    INADA, Yoshihisa

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