TABLE-Japan Q1 corporate capex -11.5 pct – MOF

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TOKYO, June 3 (BestGrowthStock) – Japanese companies cut spending on
plant and equipment in January-March by 11.5 percent from the
same period last year, Ministry of Finance data showed on
Thursday.

Following is a table of Japanese companies’ spending on
plant and equipment, recurring profits and sales for Jan-Mar.

(year-on-year percentage changes): [JPBUSX=ECI]

2010 2009

Jan-March Oct-Dec July-Sept April-June
Jan-March
Sales +10.6 -3.1 -15.7 -17.0
manufacturers +19.1 -4.9 -21.2 -26.8
non-manufacturers +7.5 -2.4 -13.1 -12.4
Recurring profits +163.8 +102.2 -32.4 -53.0
manufacturers NA +864.7 -69.3 -89.2
non-manufacturers +5.2 +38.1 -7.8 -26.4
Capital spending -11.5 -17.3 -24.8 -21.7
manufacturers -31.2 -34.5 -40.7 -32.0
non-manufacturers +0.4 -5.8 -12.9 -14.2
Capex excl leasing -11.0 -15.5 -23.0 -19.5

NOTE:

The capital spending data is used to calculate revised gross
domestic figures for the same quarter, due out at 8:50 a.m. on
June 10 (2350 GMT on June 9).

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(Reporting by Hideyuki Sano)

TABLE-Japan Q1 corporate capex -11.5 pct – MOF