Japan Business Confidence  1983-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Bank of Japan quarterly Tankan Index of Sentiment for Large Manufacturers fell to 21 in the June quarter 2018 from 24 in the previous period, slightly below market consensus of 22, but is expected to remain stable in Q3. It is the lowest reading since Q2 last year, as sentiment softened among enterprises producing: lumber & wood products 13 vs 24 in Q1); chemicals (22 vs 26); petroleum and coal (31 vs 44); iron & steel (9 vs 10); non-ferrous metals (26 vs 32); motor vehicles (15 vs 22); basic materials (20 vs 22); and processing (22 vs 25). In contrast, sentiment increased among firms producing: textiles (11 vs 3); processed metals (13 vs 10); and production machinery (53 vs 52); while remained unchanged for ceramics, stone & clay (28). Big firms plan to raise capital expenditure by 13.6 percent, compared to a 2.3 percent rise in the prior survey and beating expectations of 9.3 percent. Among non-manufacturing big firms, the sentiment edged up to 24 (from 23 in Q1). Business Confidence in Japan averaged 1.16 Index Points from 1983 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 53 Index Points in the second quarter of 1989 and a record low of -58 Index Points in the first quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-14 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 25 22 24 23
2018-04-01 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 24 26 25 25
2018-07-01 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 21 24 22 20
2018-09-30 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 21 18
2018-12-13 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 17


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 21.00 24.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.30 53.00 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.30 51.40 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -0.90 4.20 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.80 -0.20 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.23 4.32 29.33 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 99.80 102.00 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 985.28 1121.84 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -8.80 -3.70 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 455.70 1443.60 7649.30 -6558.50 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 702.00 690.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 20165.23 20941.04 22389.97 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 116.30 116.80 120.60 77.90 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 47.50 48.20 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 618109.00 667610.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 245068.00 252477.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 105.20 106.90 112.70 75.00 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 14.00 15.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Internet Speed 20171.96 19574.52 20171.96 6541.92 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 43689566.00 43995715.00 44977757.00 23570249.00 IP [+]
Private Investment 3.40 4.30 11.20 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -5.80 -6.80 18.70 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 4832.00 4825.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.49 5.48 5.50 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 9.00 8.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 51.80 52.10 54.10 46.30 [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 72.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 20.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 34.00 34.00 34.00 13.00 [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 24.00 23.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Steel Production 8759.78 9093.15 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


Japan Business Confidence

In Japan, the quarterly Tankan Index of Sentiment at Large Manufacturers covers about 1,100 companies with capital over 1 billion Yen. The survey is done by mail or e-mail and asks participants to evaluate current trends and conditions in the business place and their respective industries as well as their expected business activities for the next quarter and year. The indicator is calculated by subtracting the percentage share of enterprises responding on the negative side from the share giving positive assessments. The index varies on a scale of -100 to 100 such that a value above zero indicates business optimism, a value below zero pessimism and 0 indicates neutrality. This page provides - Japan Business Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
21.00 24.00 53.00 -58.00 1983 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 7.00 Jul/18
Brazil 50.20 Jul/18
Canada 61.80 Jul/18
China 51.20 Jul/18
Euro Area 1.29 Jul/18
France 108.00 Jul/18
Germany 101.70 Jul/18
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 112.82 Jun/18
Italy 106.90 Jul/18
Japan 21.00 Jun/18
Mexico 50.70 Jul/18
Netherlands 6.30 Jul/18
Russia -2.00 Jul/18
South Korea 74.00 Jul/18
Spain -1.90 Jul/18
Switzerland 101.10 Jul/18
Turkey 102.70 Jul/18
United Kingdom -3.00 Sep/18
United States 58.10 Jul/18


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