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Japanese sewing machines output, sales rise in Nov
Feb '12
The production of sewing machines in Japan rose by 4.7 percent year-on-year in November 2011 to 21,688, according to the data released by the Japan Sewing Machinery Manufacturers Association (JASMA).

The value of sewing machines produced during the month too grew by 2.2 percent y-o-y to 3,192 million yen.

However, the production of industrial sewing machines dipped by 0.9 percent y-o-y to 16,182, and its value also declined by 2.1 percent y-o-y to 2,870 million yen.

During the first 11 months of 2011, the total production of sewing machines in Japan increased by 3.2 percent y-o-y to 227,207. In terms of value, too, the production increased by 0.9 percent to 34,211 million yen. Of these, the production of industrial sewing machines grew by 9.6 percent to 176,558, while it increased by 1.5 percent in terms of value to 31,687 million yen.

The sales of sewing machines jumped by 0.2 percent y-o-y in value to 3,204 million yen during November 2011, while in terms of volume it rose by 2.7 percent to 22,108. Of this, the sales of industrial sewing machines dipped by 4.6 percent to 2,883 million yen, i.e. a decline of 4.5 percent to 16,629.

The total sales of sewing machines during January-November period were 236,184, which were valued at 34,772 million yen, a decline of 0.4 percent y-o-y and 1.6 percent respectively. The sales of industrial sewing machines during the period rose by 4.9 percent to 185,271, while they dropped in terms of value by 1.2 percent to 32,200 million yen.

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