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

Japan's index for big manufacturers' sentiment fell to 24 in the first quarter of 2018 from 26 in the previous three-month period, the Bank of Japan's closely watched quarterly "tankan" survey showed. The figure came in slightly below market expectations of 25 and is expected to decline further to 20 over the next quarter. Sentiment softened among enterprises producing: textiles (3 vs 6 in Q4); pulp & paper (4 vs 8); chemicals (26 vs 35); iron & steel (10 vs 19); non-ferrous metals (32 vs 38); food & beverages (16 vs 19); processed metals (10 vs 16); electrical machinery (24 vs 28); basic materials (22 vs 27); and processing (25 vs 26). Big firms plan to raise capital expenditure by 2.3 percent in the financial year from April 2018, beating market consensus of a 0.6 percent gain. Among non-manufacturing big firms, sentiment fell to 23 from 25 in Q4. Business Confidence in Japan averaged 1.02 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
2017-10-01 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 22 17 18 19
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 24 20
2018-09-30 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 18
2018-12-13 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 17


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 24.00 26.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.80 53.10 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 52.50 50.90 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.40 1.62 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.40 2.00 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.72 2.91 29.33 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 102.40 101.90 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 882.91 1085.58 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -3.90 2.10 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1203.30 774.50 7621.20 -6592.30 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 650.00 789.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 20941.04 17892.83 22389.97 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 116.40 116.00 120.60 78.00 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 49.00 48.90 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 810942.00 741417.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 193585.00 378898.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 105.00 105.90 112.70 75.00 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 15.00 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 [+]
Mining Production -9.50 -3.90 18.70 -16.10 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 23.00 25.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Cement Production 5430.00 4496.00 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 53.10 51.30 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 [+]
Steel Production 9082.26 8295.56 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Private Investment 4.30 4.20 11.20 -25.33 percent [+]


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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
24.00 26.00 53.00 -58.00 1983 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 10.00 Apr/18
Brazil 56.70 Apr/18
Canada 71.50 Apr/18
China 51.40 Apr/18
Euro Area 1.35 Apr/18
France 109.00 Apr/18
Germany 102.10 Apr/18
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 106.28 Mar/18
Italy 107.70 Apr/18
Japan 24.00 Mar/18
Mexico 50.00 Apr/18
Netherlands 8.20 Apr/18
Russia -2.00 Apr/18
South Korea 77.00 Apr/18
Spain 5.50 Apr/18
Switzerland 105.30 Apr/18
Turkey 111.20 Apr/18
United Kingdom -4.00 Jun/18
United States 57.30 Apr/18


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