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.

Japan Business Confidence
Please Paste this Code in your Website
width
height
Trading Economics members can view, download and compare data from nearly 200 countries, including more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, government bond yields, stock indexes and commodity prices.

The Trading Economics Application Programming Interface (API) provides direct access to our data. It allows API clients to download millions of rows of historical data, to query our real-time economic calendar, subscribe to updates and receive quotes for currencies, commodities, stocks and bonds.



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2016-12-13 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 10 6 10 6
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 17 18 19
2017-12-14 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 20.91


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 17.00 12.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.60 52.20 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.60 52.00 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.70 5.50 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.80 2.20 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.70 5.50 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 100.10 101.90 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 920.58 966.13 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 8.00 -1.90 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -1247.60 -1144.50 7620.50 -6580.70 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 639.00 714.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 22389.97 20131.44 22389.97 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 115.70 116.80 120.60 77.90 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 49.70 49.70 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 703187.00 740349.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 196169.00 241127.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 105.20 105.70 112.60 75.20 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 7.00 5.00 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 20.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Cement Production 5487.00 4851.00 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 51.90 51.80 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 September of 2017.

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




business confidence by Country

Last
Australia 5.00 Aug/17
Brazil 55.70 Sep/17
Canada 56.30 Aug/17
China 51.70 Aug/17
Euro Area 1.09 Aug/17
France 111.00 Aug/17
Germany 115.20 Sep/17
India 64.10 Mar/17
Indonesia 111.63 Jun/17
Italy 108.10 Aug/17
Japan 17.00 Jun/17
Mexico 49.08 Aug/17
Netherlands 5.40 Aug/17
Russia -2.00 Aug/17
South Korea 78.00 Aug/17
Spain -0.40 Aug/17
Switzerland 104.10 Aug/17
Turkey 111.60 Sep/17
United Kingdom 5.00 Sep/17
United States 58.80 Aug/17