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October 10, 2017
Bank of Japan
According to assessments from regions across Japan, six regions (Hokuriku, Kanto-Koshinetsu, Tokai, Kinki, Chugoku, and Kyushu-Okinawa) reported that their economy had been expanding or expanding moderately, and three regions (Hokkaido, Tohoku, and Shikoku) noted that the economy had continued to recover moderately. These reports were based on the assessments that the virtuous cycle from income to spending had become firmer, as labor market conditions had continued to tighten steadily and private consumption had increased its resilience, while exports had been on an increasing trend with overseas economies growing at a moderate pace.
Compared with the previous assessment in July 2017, four regions (Kanto-Koshinetsu, Tokai, Kinki, and Chugoku) revised their assessments upward. These assessments were based primarily on reports that (i) momentum in exports and production had strengthened, mainly in electronic parts and devices (Tokai, Kinki, and Chugoku), (ii) private consumption had been on the rise, assisted mainly by steady sales of durable consumer goods and high-end products (Tokai and Chugoku), and (iii) public investment had increased in line with the implementation of the second supplementary budget for fiscal 2016 and orders for Olympic Games-related construction works (Kanto-Koshinetsu). Meanwhile, the other five regions reported that their assessments had remained unchanged.
|Region||Assessment in July 2017||Changes
|Assessment in October 2017|
|Hokkaido||The economy has been recovering.||The economy has been recovering.|
|Tohoku||The economy has continued its moderate recovery trend.||The economy has continued its moderate recovery trend.|
|Hokuriku||The economy has been expanding moderately.||The economy has been expanding moderately.|
|The economy has been turning toward a moderate expansion.||The economy has been expanding moderately.|
|Tokai||The economy has been expanding moderately.||The economy has been expanding.|
|Kinki||The economy has been on a moderate expanding trend.||The economy has been expanding moderately.|
|Chugoku||The economy has begun to expand moderately.||The economy has been expanding moderately.|
|Shikoku||The economy has continued to recover moderately.||The economy has continued to recover moderately.|
|Kyushu- Okinawa||The economy has been expanding moderately, although variations had been seen among local areas and industries.||The economy has been expanding moderately.|
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