- Flash Japan Manufacturing PMI™ at 52.1 (52.0 in December). Growth rate little-changed from previous month.
- Flash Japan Manufacturing Output Index at 52.3 (52.5 in December). Production growth remains solid.
January data signalled a continued improvement in operating conditions for Japanese manufacturers, with production and new orders remaining in robust growth
territory. In line with the rises in output and new business, Japanese manufacturers reported an increase in payroll numbers for the fourth month running, with the latest reading broadly unchanged from the previous month. Meanwhile, inflationary pressures remained with the depreciation of the yen/dollar rate driving up input prices