July 29, 2020
*On April 20, 2021, the press release was revised and certain data was removed from the “Related Materials” due to the possibility of errors. Revised data will be republished at a later date.
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) compiled a report on economic indices concerning production, private consumption, business investment and other elements for each region in order to ascertain the trends in regional economies across Japan.
With the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, the current economic situation has been changing dramatically. Please note that the economic trends published here are a compilation of statistics for each region as of May 2020.
- Indices of industrial production (seasonally adjusted; month-on-month basis) declined in all nine regions.
- Sales in the month on a year-on-year basis in six types of businesses in the retail trade industry showed an increase in one region, Tohoku (composition ratio of value added: 7.2%), and a decrease in seven regions (the ratio: 92.8%).
For details, see the Appendix.
Division in Charge
Regional Economic and Industrial Research Office, Regional Economic and Industrial Policy Group