The au Jibun Bank Japan Composite PMI was at 49.4 in August 2022, compared with the flash reading of 48.9 and July's final 50.2. This was the first drop in private sector activity since February, amid a sharp surge in COVID cases with activity in both manufacturing and service sectors weakening. New orders fell for the first time in six months, and new export orders shrank solidly. Meantime, employment growth eased, while there was a renewed rise in backlogs of work. On the price front, inflationary pressures softened but stayed elevated. The rate of increase in costs was the slowest in five months, with moderation in manufacturing output charges leading to the softest uptick in selling prices since April. Finally, confidence remained upbeat despite the level of optimism easing to a three-month low, on a worsening global economic outlook. source: Markit Economics

Composite PMI in Japan averaged 50 points from 2013 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 54.10 points in January of 2014 and a record low of 25.80 points in April of 2020. This page provides - Japan Composite Pmi- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Composite PMI - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2022.

Composite PMI in Japan is expected to be 52.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Composite PMI is projected to trend around 52.00 points in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Composite PMI



Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Services PMI 49.50 50.30 points Aug 2022
Manufacturing PMI 51.50 52.10 points Aug 2022
Composite PMI 49.40 50.20 points Aug 2022

Japan Composite PMI
In Japan, the Nikkei Japan Composite Output Index tracks business trends across private sector activity, based on data collected from a representative panel of around 800 companies. The index tracks variables such as sales, new orders, employment, inventories and prices. A reading above 50 indicates expansion in business activity and below 50 indicates that it is generally declining.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49.40 50.20 54.10 25.80 2013 - 2022 points Monthly
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Japan Composite PMI Revised Upward
The au Jibun Bank Japan Composite PMI was at 49.4 in August 2022, compared with the flash reading of 48.9 and July's final 50.2. This was the first drop in private sector activity since February, amid a sharp surge in COVID cases with activity in both manufacturing and service sectors weakening. New orders fell for the first time in six months, and new export orders shrank solidly. Meantime, employment growth eased, while there was a renewed rise in backlogs of work. On the price front, inflationary pressures softened but stayed elevated. The rate of increase in costs was the slowest in five months, with moderation in manufacturing output charges leading to the softest uptick in selling prices since April. Finally, confidence remained upbeat despite the level of optimism easing to a three-month low, on a worsening global economic outlook.
2022-09-05
Japan Private Sector Shrinks for 1st Time in 6 Months
The au Jibun Bank Japan Composite PMI fell to 48.9 in August of 2022 from a final 50.2 in the prior month, flash data showed. This was the first contraction in private sector activity since February, amid various economic headwinds and a resurgence of COVID-19 infections in some parts of the country. New orders dropped for the first time in six months and pointed to further weaknesses to come, while export orders shrank at a steeper rate. Also, employment decreased after growing in July, with backlogs of work starting to accumulate. On the cost side, input prices rose the least since March, and prices charged increased at the softest rate in four months. Finally, sentiment eased to the joint-lowest in five months, linked to concerns over the impact of the Ukraine war, inflationary pressures due to rising raw material and energy costs, and a global economic slowdown.
2022-08-23
Japan Composite PMI Revised Downward
The au Jibun Bank Japan Composite PMI was at 50.2 in July 2022, compared with a flash print of 50.6 and after June's final figure of 53.0. The latest result marked the softest growth in private sector activity in the current five-month sequence of expansion, amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. The slowdown came amid a sharp moderation in services activity growth and the first fall in manufacturing output since February. New orders stalled after two straight months of rising, while the rate of job creation remained marginal. At the same time, backlogs were unchanged, an indication of easing pressure on capacity amid weaker demand. Positively, firms reported a slower rate of input price inflation for the first time since January, yet average cost burdens nonetheless increased at the second-fastest pace in the survey history. Looking ahead, sentiment softened, amid concerns of muted economic conditions and uncertainty stemming from inflation, the weaker yen, and the Ukraine war.
2022-08-03