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 54.80 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.90 51.20 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.40 3.60 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 2.90 0.50 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.20 3.60 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 104.90 102.00 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 969.53 1148.77 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -11.90 5.70 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 515.10 -1682.50 7623.80 -6590.30 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 635.00 696.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 17892.83 22389.97 22389.97 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 120.70 117.90 120.70 77.90 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 49.90 53.90 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 688677.00 729799.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 215058.00 228363.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 107.90 108.20 112.50 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 0.10 1.50 18.70 -16.10 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 23.00 23.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Cement Production 5503.00 5342.00 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 52.80 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 8719.38 8702.15 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 February 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 12.00 Jan/18
Brazil 58.80 Feb/18
Canada 55.20 Jan/18
China 51.30 Jan/18
Euro Area 1.54 Jan/18
France 112.00 Feb/18
Germany 115.40 Feb/18
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 111.02 Dec/17
Italy 109.90 Jan/18
Japan 25.00 Dec/17
Mexico 50.40 Jan/18
Netherlands 10.30 Jan/18
Russia -3.00 Jan/18
South Korea 77.00 Jan/18
Spain 3.70 Jan/18
Switzerland 106.90 Jan/18
Turkey 110.80 Feb/18
United Kingdom 13.00 Mar/18
United States 59.10 Jan/18


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