Skip to main content

Japan External Trade (Jan. 2023) & Machinery Orders (Dec. 2022)

The trade deficit was virtually unchanged in January, as volumes and prices of exports and imports fell across the board. With the global downturn weighing on external demand, further export volume contractions are in store. Meanwhile, “core” machinery orders rose slightly in December, due to a rebound in manufacturing sector orders. Firms are likely to remain cautious due to the worsening economic outlook, and machinery orders should continue to trend downwards in the first half.

Become a client to read more

This is premium content that requires an active Capital Economics subscription to view.

Already have an account?

You may already have access to this premium content as part of a paid subscription.

Sign in to read the content in full or get details of how you can access it

Register for free

Sign up for a free account to gain:

  • Unlock additional content
  • Register for Capital Economics events
  • Receive email updates and economist-curated newsletters
  • Request a free trial of our services

Get access