Arab Today, arab today japan output down in 2011 up in december
Last Updated : GMT 02:28:42
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Japan output down in 2011, up in December

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Japan output down in 2011, up in December

Tokyo - AFP

Japan\'s annual industrial output fell 3.5 percent in 2011 overall but rose by more than expected in December, a mixed bag of official data from the world\'s third-biggest economy showed on Tuesday. Japanese unemployment edged up in the month, while household spending recorded its first increase since the disasters of March 2011 dealt the country a body-blow. Industrial production fell after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami disrupted supply chains across the country, annual figures from the economy, trade and industry ministry showed. The overall output figure has been volatile in recent years, with a 21.9 percent plunge in 2009 in the aftermath of the crisis sparked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers followed by a 16.4 percent year-on-year jump in 2010. The main contributors to the 2011 fall were telecommunications equipment, which dropped 22.8 percent, cars and other transport equipment down 9.9 percent, and electronic parts down 9.4 percent. The Japanese economy was hit by a series of blows during the year, most prominently the March disaster that left more than 19,000 people dead and missing and triggered the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Electricity cuts followed across the country as atomic generating capacity was taken offline, and the catastrophe wreaked havoc on manufacturers\' supply chains. Flooding in Thailand, where many Japanese companies have subsidiaries and parts suppliers, had a similar effect later in the year. Japan\'s crucial export sector has also been complaining for months over the value of the yen, which set a series of post-War highs against the US dollar in 2011 and remains close to those levels. A strong yen makes Japanese products more expensive abroad and eats away at repatriated profits, and last week Japan announced its first annual trade deficit for more than 30 years, with fossil fuel imports jumping to power electricity generation. But industrial output rose by a bigger-than-expected 4.0 percent in December from November, beating market expectations of a 2.8 percent rise and reversing a 2.7 percent fall in November. The same sectors that contributed to the annual output fall were responsible for the December rise. The jobless rate also edged up to 4.6 percent in December from 4.5 percent in the previous month, the ministry of internal affairs and communication said. Economists had forecast the figure would stay flat at 4.5 percent. The total number of jobless stood at 2.75 million in December. The figure is a drop of 240,000 on the previous year, but as Japan\'s working-age population is also falling that still meant the unemployment rate went up. The labour ministry said in a separate survey that the ratio of job offers to job seekers was 0.71 in December, up from 0.69 in November, meaning there were 71 job offers to every 100 job hunters. Household spending in December rose by inflation-adjusted 0.5 percent from a year earlier, the first rise since a 0.5 percent increase in February 2011.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today japan output down in 2011 up in december Arab Today, arab today japan output down in 2011 up in december

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Hats, scarves add beauty to women

GMT 19:10 2017 Friday ,17 February

Hats, scarves add beauty to women
Arab Today, arab today Tourist guide reveals methods of tourist attractions

GMT 17:46 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Tourist guide reveals methods of tourist attractions
Arab Today, arab today To release new antiques collection

GMT 20:33 2017 Friday ,17 February

To release new antiques collection
Arab Today, arab today Leader Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US prison

GMT 19:00 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Leader Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US prison
Arab Today, arab today Murder of 2 reporters in Dominican Republic

GMT 22:45 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Murder of 2 reporters in Dominican Republic
View News in Arabic - Business: اقتصاد دولي
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Kidogo provides childcare for underserved

GMT 20:24 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Kidogo provides childcare for underserved
Arab Today, arab today Tragic fluctuations of Bakhtiari's life revealed

GMT 06:50 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Tragic fluctuations of Bakhtiari's life revealed
Arab Today, arab today London to tax old cars

GMT 14:06 2017 Friday ,17 February

London to tax old cars
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Competes Sweden and Germans by S90

GMT 22:36 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Competes Sweden and Germans by S90
Arab Today, arab today Porsche reveals new 2018 Panamera

GMT 17:31 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Porsche reveals new 2018 Panamera
Arab Today, arab today Actress Nadeen Al Rassi views art as her entity

GMT 07:30 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Actress Nadeen Al Rassi views art as her entity
Arab Today, arab today Teach monkeys to recognize themselves in mirror

GMT 20:41 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Teach monkeys to recognize themselves in mirror

GMT 07:05 2017 Friday ,17 February

Singer Diana Karzon will issue a new album soon

GMT 06:40 2017 Friday ,10 February

MP calls for removing text from Islamic story

GMT 13:16 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

First fashion model with Down syndrome

GMT 10:26 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

Emergency UN meeting in Harare

GMT 14:04 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

"Lagom" new Swedish concept in interior design

GMT 12:07 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Bite-mimicking malaria vaccine

GMT 09:03 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Tour guide praises women’s beaches

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 21:42 2017 Sunday ,12 February

Rania al-Ghazali designs candles of bubbles
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday