TABLE-Japan factory mood hits lowest since April on virus drag – Businesshala Tankan

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    TOKYO, Oct 13 (Businesshala) - Japanese manufacturers were the
least optimistic in six months in October as they suffered from
the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and automakers' output
cuts, the Businesshala Tankan poll showed.
    The Businesshala Tankan index readings are derived by subtracting
the percentage of respondents who say conditions are poor from
those who say they are good. A negative reading means that
pessimists outnumber optimists.
    Following is a table of indexes for key sectors and a
comparison with the Bank of Japan's quarterly tankan survey:

                      2022          2021
                      JAN (f'cast)  OCT  SEP  AUG  JUL  JUN  MAY
 ===============================================================
 MANUFACTURERS               (+14)  +16  +18  +33  +25  +22  +21
 
 ---------------------------------------------------------------
 (Materials)                 (+13)  +12  +18  +34  +18  +13  +14
 
  - Textiles/paper             (0)  -25  -27    0  -17  -25  -25
 
  - Chemicals                (+23)  +36  +44  +72  +44  +53  +53
 
  - Oil refinery/ceramics    (+33)  +22  +22  +33  +22  +13  +17
 
  - Steel/nonferrous metals   (-8)    0  +16    0   +9  -25   -9
 
 (Manufactured products)     (+15)  +19  +19  +31  +29  +27  +24
 
  - Food                      (+9)  +18   +7    0   +9    0    0
 
  - Metal products/machinery (+26)  +34  +39  +53  +43  +45  +34
 
  - Electric machinery       (+14)  +36  +14  +28  +19  +35  +37
 
  - Autos/transport equipment  (0)  -31  -14  +34  +46  +30  +16
 
  - Precision machinery/others(+20) +20  +27  +16  +17  +12  +15
 
 ===============================================================
 NON-MANUFACTURERS           (+14)   -1   -2   +5   -3    0   +2
 
 ---------------------------------------------------------------
  - Real estate/construction (-13)  -13   -4   +5   +5    0    0
 
  - Retail/wholesale         (+19)   -3   -3   +9    0   -5   -6
 
  - Wholesalers              (+27)  +11  +17   +6   +6   +5   -5
 
  - Retailers                (+11)  -16  -22  +11   -5  -22   -9
 
  - Information/communications(+54) +46  +50  +27  +36  +60  +60
 
  - Transport/utility        (+29)  +24   +5  +10    0   +5  +12
 
  - Other services             (0)  -30  -28  -15  -32  -25  -19
 
 ===============================================================
          *** COMPARISON WITH BANK OF JAPAN TANKAN ***
 ===============================================================
                        MANUFACTURERS         NON-MANUFACTURERS
                        RTRS    BOJ              RTRS    BOJ
 ---------------------------------------------------------------
 JAN 2022 (forecast)   (+14)     -              (+14)     -
 DEC 2021                -     (+14)              -      (+3)
 NOV                     -       -                -       -
 OCT                    +16      -                -1      -
 SEP                    +18     +18               -2      +2
 AUG                    +33      -                +5      -
 JUL                    +25      -                -3      -
 JUN                    +22     +14                0      +1
 MAY                    +21      -                +2      -
 APR                    +13      -                -3      -
 MAR                     +6      +5               -5      -1
 FEB                     +3      -                -7      -
 JAN                     -1      -               -11      -
 DEC 2020                -9     -10               -4      -5
 NOV                    -13      -               -13      -
 OCT                    -26      -               -16      -
 SEP                    -29     -27              -18     -12
 AUG                    -33      -               -23      -
 JUL                    -44      -               -26      -
 JUN                    -46     -34              -32     -17
 MAY                    -44      -               -36      -
 APR                    -30      -               -23      -
 MAR                    -20      -8              -10      +8
 FEB                     -5      -               +15      -
 JAN                     -6      -               +14      -
 DEC 2019                -6       0              +14     +20
 NOV                     -9      -               +12      -
 OCT                     -5      -               +25      -
 SEP                     -7      +5              +19     +21
 AUG                     -4      -               +13      -
 JUL                     +3      -               +25      -
 JUN                     +6      +7              +22     +23
 MAY                    +12      -               +27      -
 APR                     +8      -               +24      -
 MAR                    +10     +12              +22     +21
 FEB                    +13      -               +22      -
 JAN                    +18      -               +31      -
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 (Reporting by Kantaro Komiya; Editing by Christopher Cushing)
  
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