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In April 2014, the order value of the eight major machine tool companies in Japan was 42.3 billion yen
In April 2014, the order value of the eight major machine tool companies in Japan was 42.3 billion yen, a year-on-year increase of 13.9%, and positive growth for 8 consecutive months. External demand was 28.576 billion yen, an increase of 11.0% year-on-year, and positive growth for the eighth consecutive month. Orders centered on the processing field of North American automobile and aircraft parts have been expanding. Domestic demand was 13.725 billion yen, a year-on-year increase of 20.6% and positive growth for nine consecutive months. At the beginning of this year, some forecasts were made that orders would be in the off-season and that demand would fall due to the increase in consumption tax. However, the situation has been reversed due to the improvement of the economy and the measures taken by the government to invest in equipment. The figures show that all 8 companies have achieved growth. Makino Milling Tool Co., Ltd. also secured a growth of 1.0% month-on-month. Orders from large and medium-sized enterprises continued. 'Although there was a reverse decline at the end of the year in April, it has maintained a certain level this year.' OKUMA achieved better-than-expected results, and the analysis believes that 'the products of large enterprises and backbone enterprises for automobile-related fields have driven growth, and this field has maintained a strong trend'.