October 27, 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 August 2020.
Indices of industrial production (seasonally adjusted; month-on-month basis) showed an increase in four regions, e.g., Tokai, Hokuriku and Kyushu (composition ratio of value added: 36.9%), remained the same in one region (the ratio: 16.2%) and showed a decrease in four regions, e.g., Tohoku, Kanto, Shikoku (the ratio: 46.7%).
Sales in the month on a year-on-year basis in six types of business in the retail trade industry showed an increase in six regions, e.g., Kanto, Chubu and Kyushu/Okinawa (composition ratio of value added: 79.3%), and a decrease in two regions (the ratio: 20.7%).
For details, see the Appendix.
From the report in August 2020, METI started compiling a report on trends in production in major regions by industry as a reference.
- Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in August 2020 (in Japanese)(PDF:2,458KB)
- Reference: Report on Trends in Production in Major Regions by Industry (in Japanese)(PDF:259KB)
Division in Charge
Regional Economic and Industrial Research Office, Regional Economic and Industrial Policy Group