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In December 2013, domestic demand drove the growth of Japanese machine tool orders
According to the statistics of the Japan Machine Tool Industry Association, in December 2013, the total amount of Japanese machine tool orders was 177.4 million yen, an increase of 5.9% month-on-month and a year-on-year increase of 28.1%, and CNC machine tools increased by 6.3% month-on-month and 28.6% year-on-year. Among them, domestic machine tool orders decreased month-on-month and increased year-on-year; foreign orders increased month-on-month and year-on-year. From a year-on-year perspective, among domestic orders, orders from steel increased the most, followed by molds, and orders for transportation machinery decreased significantly from the previous month. On a month-on-month basis, orders for metal products, electrical machinery and precision machinery increased. In 2013, with the gradual improvement of Japan's domestic economy, the growth rate of domestic demand orders continued to grow. In the second half of the year, with the implementation of Abe's New Deal, external demand began to increase under the depreciation of the yen, and the overall order decline contracted: In 2013, Japan's machine tool orders were 11170.5 100 million yen, a year-on-year decrease of 7.9%, and CNC machine tool orders decreased by 8.1%; among which, domestic orders increased by 6.6%, and foreign orders decreased by 14.4%. Since 2013, the United States has replaced China as the largest overseas market for Japanese machine tools, with the exception of December, when orders from China increased by 66.2% month-on-month and 31.9% year-on-year, making it the largest overseas market again, with the United States taking the second place. From the perspective of the whole year of 2013, the United States was the largest customer of Japanese machine tools, with an order value of 224.52 billion yen, a year-on-year increase of 10.8%; China was second, with an order of 153.87 billion yen, a year-on-year decrease of 49.7%; Germany rose to third place , an increase of 15.6% year-on-year; Thailand ranked fourth, with orders down 16.2%; South Korea fifth, orders increased 26.7% year-on-year.