Other Economic Indicators

  Machinery orders 1) New housing construction started Bankruptcy Average contracted interest rate on loans & discounts 2)
Exchange rate 3)
Change from
previous period
Change from
previous period
Annual percent
change
Calendar year % % % % / year ¥ / $
2015 4.1 1.9 -9.44 1.110 121.03
2016 1.7 6.4 -4.15 0.998 108.84
2017 -1.1 -0.3 -0.48 0.946 112.16
2018 3.6 -2.3 -2.02 0.901 110.39
2019 -0.7 -4.0 1.79 0.861 109.01
2020 -8.4 -9.9 -7.27 0.808 106.78
  (S.A.) % (S.A.) % % % / year ¥ / $
2020 Sep -3.6 -0.5 -19.51 0.816 105.74
  Oct 12.6 1.2 -20.00 0.818 105.24
  Nov 1.1 0.7 -21.73 0.814 104.40
  Dec 5.3 -4.2 -20.73 0.814 103.82
2021 Jan -4.5 2.2 -38.68 0.812 103.70
  Feb -8.5 0.8 -31.49 0.809 105.36
  Mar 3.7 9.0 -14.32 0.809 108.65
  Apr 0.6 0.3 -35.80 0.808 109.13
  May 7.8 -0.9 50.31 0.807 109.19
  Jun -1.5 -1.0 -30.64 0.805 110.11
  Jul 0.9 6.9 -39.67 0.804 110.29
  Aug -2.4 -7.7 -30.13 0.802 109.84
  Sep -0.0 -1.2 -10.61 0.800 110.17
  Oct   5.6 -15.86   113.10
Source CAO
"Machinery Orders"
MLIT
"Monthly Economic Construction Statistics"
TSR
"Business Failure Report"
BOJ
"Average Contracted Interest Rates on Loans and Discounts"
BOJ
"Foreign Exchange Rates"
NOTES:
1) Private sector (exc. volatile orders for ships and those from electric power companies)
2) Outstanding Loans and Bills Discounted, Total, Domestically Licensed Banks
3) US.Dollar/Yen Central Rate, Average in the Month, Tokyo Market
Line graph. Exchange Rate(JPY/USD) See the table above for data.