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

The Bank of Japan quarterly Tankan Index of Sentiment at Large Manufacturers rose to 17 in the second quarter of 2017 from 12 in the preceding period and above market expectations of 15. The print marked the third straight quarter of improved confidence and the highest reading since Q1 2014. Improved sentiment was mainly driven by petroleum and coal products (25 from 6 in Q1). Conversely, the largest drop was from lumber and wood products (24 from 47). Outlook for big manufacturers edged up to 15, and business conditions exceeded expectations for small and medium sized manufacturers. Meanwhile, big firms plan to raise their capital expenditure by 8 percent in the current fiscal year, compared with forecasts for a 7.4 percent rise, the survey showed. Business Confidence in Japan averaged 0.52 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 Forecast (i)
2016-12-13 11:50 PM Q4 10 6 10 6
2017-04-02 11:50 PM Q1 12 10 14 11.80
2017-07-02 11:50 PM Q2 17 12 15 14
2017-10-01 11:50 PM Q3 17 19.15
2017-12-14 11:50 PM Q4 20.91




Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 17.00 12.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.40 53.10 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 53.30 53.00 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 6.50 5.70 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -3.60 4.00 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 6.71 5.70 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 99.80 104.10 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 933.62 939.78 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -3.60 -3.10 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -1002.30 -175.90 7617.00 -6584.20 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 706.00 802.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 20131.44 20757.91 20757.91 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 115.50 117.10 120.50 77.90 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 50.00 48.60 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 593895.00 638295.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 274000.00 206936.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 104.70 104.20 112.60 75.10 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 7.00 5.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Steel Production 8951.48 8752.40 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Private Investment 4.50 3.80 11.20 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production 7.46 4.70 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 23.00 20.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Cement Production 4929.00 4572.00 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 52.90 53.40 54.10 46.30 [+]
Corruption Index 72.00 75.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 18.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 34.00 32.00 34.00 13.00 [+]


Japan Business Confidence Notes

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 July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17.00 12.00 53.00 -58.00 1983 - 2017 Quarterly



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Germany 115.10 Jun/17
India 57.20 Jun/16
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