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

The Bank of Japan quarterly Tankan Index of Sentiment for Large Manufacturers climbed to 25 in the December quarter of 2017 from 22 in the preceding period and beating market expectations of 24. It marked the fifth straight quarter of improved confidence and the highest print in 11 years. The index for mid-sized manufacturers rose 2 points to 19 and for small manufacturers jumped 5 points to 15. In contrast, sentiment among non-manufacturers stood at 23 points, matching the September survey's 23. Business Confidence in Japan averaged 0.85 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
2017-07-02 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 25 22 24 23
2018-04-01 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 25 24.65
2018-07-01 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 22.20
2018-09-30 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 18.41


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 25.00 22.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.00 53.60 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.10 51.20 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.60 5.90 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.50 0.50 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.60 5.90 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 102.00 102.00 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1148.77 1041.95 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 5.70 5.00 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 515.10 -1682.50 7623.80 -6590.30 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 696.00 677.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 17892.83 22389.97 22389.97 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 118.10 116.40 120.60 77.90 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 53.90 54.10 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 729799.00 717252.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 228363.00 222938.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 108.60 106.50 112.50 75.10 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 15.00 10.00 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 1.50 18.70 18.70 -16.10 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 23.00 23.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Cement Production 5342.00 5199.00 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 52.20 52.20 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 34.00 34.00 13.00 [+]
Steel Production 8702.15 8971.16 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Private Investment 4.20 1.50 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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
25.00 22.00 53.00 -58.00 1983 - 2017 Index Points Quarterly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 6.00 Nov/17
Brazil 59.00 Jan/18
Canada 60.40 Dec/17
China 51.60 Dec/17
Euro Area 1.66 Dec/17
France 112.00 Dec/17
Germany 117.20 Dec/17
India 64.10 Mar/17
Indonesia 112.39 Sep/17
Italy 110.50 Dec/17
Japan 25.00 Dec/17
Mexico 49.60 Dec/17
Netherlands 8.90 Dec/17
Russia -5.00 Dec/17
South Korea 81.00 Dec/17
Spain 2.60 Dec/17
Switzerland 111.30 Dec/17
Turkey 103.30 Dec/17
United Kingdom -11.00 Dec/17
United States 59.70 Dec/17


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