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MNI INSIGHT: Supply-Chain Gaps A BOJ Concern For Q3 Manufacturing

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The BOJ Tankan sentiment survey for June is due on Friday.

A rebound in automobile production hinges on an easing of supply chain disruptions that Bank of Japan officials are uncertain can recover rapidly enough to feed a manufacturing rebound in the third quarter, MNI understands.

Bank of Japan officials expect industrial production to recover in or after the third quarter as lockdowns in China were lifted on June 1, but they are wary that downward pressure from supply-chain gaps for parts and equipment will prevent automakers from ramping up output as much as planned.

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A rebound in automobile production hinges on an easing of supply chain disruptions that Bank of Japan officials are uncertain can recover rapidly enough to feed a manufacturing rebound in the third quarter, MNI understands.

Bank of Japan officials expect industrial production to recover in or after the third quarter as lockdowns in China were lifted on June 1, but they are wary that downward pressure from supply-chain gaps for parts and equipment will prevent automakers from ramping up output as much as planned.

Keep reading...Show less