Japan Business Confidence  1983-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Bank of Japan quarterly Tankan Index of Sentiment at Large Manufacturers jumped to 22 in the September quarter of 2017 from 17 in the preceding period and beating market expectations of 18. It marked the fourth straight quarter of improved confidence and the highest reading since the third quarter 2007. Business conditions lifted for: petroleum & coal products (31 from 25 in Q2), chemicals (27 from 16), business oriented machinery (30 from 15), production machinery (36 from 23), electrical machinery (27 from 16), basic materials (21 from 17) and processing (23 from 17). In contrast, conditions softened non-ferrous metals (23 from 34) and food & beverages (18 from 21). Meanwhile, big firms plan to raise their capital expenditure by 7.7 percent in the current fiscal year, compared to a 8 percent in Q2 and below forecasts of 8.3 percent. The outlook at large manufacturers increased to 19 in Q3 (from 15 in Q2) and above estimates of 16. Business Confidence in Japan averaged 0.68 from 1983 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 53 in the second quarter of 1989 and a record low of -58 in the first quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-04-02 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 12 10 14 11.80
2017-07-02 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 17 12 15 14
2017-10-01 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 22 17 18 19
2017-12-14 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 22 20.91


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 22.00 17.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.90 52.20 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.00 51.60 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 5.30 4.70 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 2.00 -0.80 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 5.40 4.70 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 103.40 100.10 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1027.41 920.58 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 3.40 8.00 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -1247.60 -1144.50 7620.50 -6580.70 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 679.00 639.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 22389.97 20131.44 22389.97 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 117.60 115.70 120.60 77.90 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 51.30 49.70 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 596706.00 703187.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 276049.00 196169.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 106.80 105.20 112.60 75.20 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 10.00 7.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Private Investment 1.50 4.50 11.20 -25.33 percent [+]
Steel Production 8730.57 8588.40 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 13.20 7.30 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 23.00 23.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Cement Production 5020.00 5487.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.48 5.47 5.50 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 6.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 51.70 51.90 54.10 46.30 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 34.00 32.00 34.00 13.00 [+]
Corruption Index 72.00 75.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 18.00 25.00 14.00 [+]


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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
22.00 17.00 53.00 -58.00 1983 - 2017 Quarterly




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