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

The index for big manufacturers' sentiment in Japan fell to +19 in the third quarter of 2018 from +21 in the previous three-month period and below market expectations of +22, the Bank of Japan's closely watched quarterly "tankan" survey showed. It was the third straight deterioration in sentiment amid rising raw material costs and a string of natural disasters that disrupted production. Morale softened among enterprises producing: textiles (0 vs +11 in Q2); lumber & wood products (+12 vs +13); pulp & paper (+4 vs +8); petroleum & coal (+13 vs +31); ceramics, stone & clay (+17 vs +28); iron & steel (+7 vs +9); non-ferrous metals (+18 vs +26); food & beverages (+12 vs +13); production machinery (+48 vs +53); and business oriented machinery (+18 vs +21). Big firms plan to raise their capital spending by 13.4 percent in the financial year from April 2018, compared with expectations of 14.2 percent. Among non-manufacturing large firms, sentiment fell to +22 from +24 in Q2. Business Confidence in Japan averaged 1.29 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
2018-04-01 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 24 26 25 25
2018-07-01 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 21 24 22 20
2018-09-30 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 19 21 22 18
2018-12-13 11:50 PM Tankan Large Manufacturers Index 19 17


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 19.00 21.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.50 52.50 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 50.20 51.50 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.20 2.20 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.20 -0.20 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.30 2.23 29.33 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 101.40 99.20 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1208.56 1138.84 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 6.80 11.00 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 443.30 384.40 7649.80 -6558.50 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 621.00 694.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 26401.12 20165.23 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 117.50 116.10 120.60 78.00 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 48.60 48.70 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 684742.00 702993.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 265059.00 200355.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 104.40 103.90 112.70 75.00 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 14.00 14.00 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 [+]
Private Investment 12.80 3.40 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -7.20 -10.20 18.70 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 4963.00 5196.00 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 50.70 52.00 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 [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 22.00 24.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Steel Production 8805.14 8419.67 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19.00 21.00 53.00 -58.00 1983 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 6.00 Sep/18
Brazil 52.80 Sep/18
Canada 50.40 Sep/18
China 50.80 Sep/18
Euro Area 1.21 Sep/18
France 107.00 Sep/18
Germany 103.70 Sep/18
India 64.90 Jun/18
Indonesia 112.82 Jun/18
Italy 105.70 Sep/18
Japan 19.00 Sep/18
Mexico 50.90 Sep/18
Netherlands 5.70 Sep/18
Russia -3.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore 7.00 Jun/18
South Africa 38.00 Sep/18
South Korea 73.00 Sep/18
Spain -3.70 Sep/18
Switzerland 102.20 Sep/18
Turkey 89.60 Sep/18
United Kingdom -3.00 Sep/18
United States 59.80 Sep/18


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