core private-sector machinery orders were at the highest level in a decade at April 2018 in Japan

Japaneese government data covering April 2018 shows a possive trend, and suggest that Japan’s core private-sector machinery orders rose by 10.1 percent from March 2018 to April 2018, to a value of 943.1 billion yen ($8.6 billion), which is the largest amount since June 2008, before the global financial crisis…. because of their volatility the orders exclude those for ships and from utilities

Trade gives economies of scale, positive trade balance means larger economies of scale