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July 9, 2018
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 been maintained, as labor market conditions had continued to tighten steadily and private consumption had improved, while exports had been on an increasing trend with overseas economies growing firmly.
Compared with the previous assessment in April 2018, all nine regions reported that their assessments were unchanged. Meanwhile, the Kinki region reported that its economy had been expanding moderately, although effects of the earthquake in northern Osaka Prefecture (hereafter the earthquake) had been observed in some industries.
|Region||Assessment in April 2018||Changes
|Assessment in July 2018|
|Hokkaido||The economy has been recovering moderately.||The economy has been recovering moderately.|
|Tohoku||The economy has continued to recover moderately.||The economy has continued to recover moderately.|
|Hokuriku||The economy has been expanding.||The economy has been expanding.|
|The economy has been expanding moderately.||The economy has been expanding moderately.|
|Tokai||The economy has been expanding.||The economy has been expanding.|
|Kinki||The economy has been expanding moderately at a steady pace.||The economy has been expanding moderately, although effects of the earthquake have been observed in some industries.|
|Chugoku||The economy has been expanding moderately.||The economy has been expanding moderately.|
|Shikoku||The economy has been recovering.||The economy has been recovering.|
|Kyushu- Okinawa||The economy has been expanding moderately, with its growth gaining a more solid footing.||The economy has been expanding moderately, with its growth gaining a more solid footing.|
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