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     TOKYO (MNI) - The following are the median forecasts for Japan's revised
gross domestic product for the January-March quarter of 2018 provided by
economists surveyed by MNI.
     Friday, June 8, 0850 JST (2350 GMT Thursday, June 7): The Cabinet Office
releases revised (second preliminary) Q1 GDP. The median forecasts are in
quarter-on-quarter percentage changes, except for the contributions of private
inventories and net exports, which are in percentage points.
Data                 Median  Previous
-------------------------------------
GDP q/q                -0.1      -0.2
GDP Annualized         -0.5      -0.6
Consumption             0.0      -0.0
Capex                   0.2      -0.1
Public Investment      -0.2       0.0
Private Inventories    -0.1      -0.1
Net Exports             0.1       0.1
                           GDP
-------------------------------------------
                          %Q/Q  %Annualized
Median Forecast           -0.1         -0.5
High Forecast              0.1          0.2
Low Forecast              -0.2         -0.7
Previous                  -0.2         -0.6
Standard Deviation         0.1          0.3
No. of Responses             6            6
NLI                        0.1          0.2
MUFJ R & C                -0.1         -0.4
BNP Paribas               -0.1         -0.5
SMBC Nikko                -0.1         -0.5
Sumitomo Mitsui AM        -0.2         -0.6
Japan Research Institute  -0.2         -0.7
                          Consumption  Capex  Public Works
----------------------------------------------------------
                                 %Q/Q   %Q/Q         % Q/Q
Median Forecast                   0.0    0.2          -0.2
High Forecast                     0.1    0.4           0.1
Low Forecast                      0.0    0.1          -0.4
Previous                         -0.0   -0.1           0.0
Standard Deviation                0.0    0.1           0.2
No. of Responses                    6      6             6
NLI                               0.1    0.3           0.1
MUFJ R & C                        0.0    0.2          -0.1
BNP Paribas                       0.0    0.4          -0.4
SMBC Nikko                        0.0    0.2             0
Sumitomo Mitsui AM                0.0    0.1          -0.2
Japan Research Institute          0.0    0.2          -0.4
                           Private Inventories           Net Exports
--------------------------------------------------------------------
                          % Point Contribution  % Point Contribution
Median Forecast                           -0.1                   0.1
High Forecast                             -0.1                   0.1
Low Forecast                              -0.2                   0.1
Previous                                  -0.1                   0.1
Standard Deviation                         0.0                   0.0
No. of Responses                             6                     6
NLI                                       -0.1                   0.1
MUFJ R & C                                -0.1                   0.1
BNP Paribas                               -0.1                   0.1
SMBC Nikko                                -0.1                   0.1
Sumitomo Mitsui AM                        -0.1                   0.1
Japan Research Institute                  -0.2                   0.1
--MNI Beijing Bureau; tel: +86 (10) 8532-5998; email: flora.guo@marketnews.com
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