TABLE-Japan manufacturing optimism seen fading – Reuters Tankan

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TOKYO, Oct 18 (BestGrowthStock) – Japanese manufacturer confidence held steady in October from the
previous month but is seen deteriorating by a record margin over the next three months as
companies grapple with the yen’s surge, a Reuters poll showed. [ID:nTWKFLE63O]

Following is a table of indexes for key sectors and a comparison with the Bank of Japan’s
quarterly tankan survey:

2011 2010

JAN (f’cast) OCT SEPT AUG JULY JUNE MAY APR
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MANUFACTURERS ( 0) +19 +17 +22 +12 +9 +4 0
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(Materials) ( -2) +16 +13 +17 +4 +7 +2 0
– Textiles/paper (-25) 0 0 -13 -11 -25 -29 -22
– Chemicals ( +4) +22 +18 +30 +9 +13 +5 +5
– Oil refinery/ceramics (+13) +12 +11 +10 0 +11 +25 +14
– Steel/nonferrous metals (-20) +20 +20 +16 +17 +20 0 0
(Manufactured products) ( +2) +21 +18 +25 +17 +10 +5 0
– Food ( 0) +12 +12 +44 +25 +25 +14 +14
– Metal products/machinery ( +6) +22 +5 +10 +10 -15 -10 -5
– Electric machinery ( +4) +23 +29 +24 +24 +20 +13 +3
– Autos/transport equipment ( 0) +18 +17 +38 +7 +9 0 -20
– Precision machinery/others(+13) +25 +25 +25 +12 +25 +13 +13
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NON-MANUFACTURERS (-12) -6 -4 -10 -12 -8 -15 -14
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– Real estate/construction (-35) -30 -27 -31 -44 -33 -27 -40
– Retail/wholesale (-22) -5 -5 -15 -13 -6 -17 -9
– Wholesalers (-14) -7 -6 -6 -13 -13 -7 0
– Retailers (-27) -5 -5 -22 -13 0 -25 -16
– Information/communications(+10) +10 0 +8 +10 +9 -17 -8
– Transport/utility ( +7) +22 +7 +7 +7 +15 0 -29
– Other services ( +4) -8 +8 0 -4 -7 -11 +3
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*** COMPARISON WITH BANK OF JAPAN TANKAN ***
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MANUFACTURERS NON-MANUFACTURERS

RTRS BOJ RTRS BOJ
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JAN11(f’cast) ( 0) – (-12) –
DEC (2010) – -1 – -2
OCT +19 – -6 –
SEPT +17 +8 -4 +2
AUG +22 – -10 –
JULY +12 – -12 –
JUNE +9 +1 -8 -5
MAY +4 – -15 –
APR 0 – -14 –
MAR -8 -14 -22 -14
FEB -13 – -31 –
JAN -19 – -34 –
DEC (2009) -27 -25 -39 -21
NOV -28 – -35 –
OCT -35 – -33 –
SEPT -33 -33 -34 -24
AUG -42 – -38 –
JULY -43 – -38 –
JUNE -50 -48 -31 -29
MAY -69 – -44 –
APRIL -76 – -38 –
MAR -78 -58 -37 -31
FEB -74 – -39 –
JAN -76 – -31 –
DEC (2008) -64 -24 -26 -9
NOV -42 – -16 –
OCT -25 – -9 –
SEPT -14 -3 -10 +1
AUG -16 – -6 –
JULY -10 – -3 –
JUNE -2 +5 -2 +10
MAY -2 – 0 –
APR +1 – +3 –
MAR +8 +11 +2 +12
FEB +9 – +2 –
JAN +17 – +1 –
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The Reuters Tankan covers 200 large manufacturers and 200 non-manufacturers excluding the
financial sector. A total of 223 responded to the poll, taken Sept. 27-Oct. 13.

The index readings are derived by subtracting the percentage of respondents who say
conditions are poor from those who say they are good. A negative reading means pessimists
outnumber optimists.
(Reporting by Izumi Nakagawa; Writing by Rie Ishiguro; Editing by Edmund Klamann)

TABLE-Japan manufacturing optimism seen fading – Reuters Tankan