The Consumer Confidence Index in Japan fell to 43.0 in October 2018 from 43.4 in the previous month and below market consensus of 43.5. It was the lowest reading since January 2017 amid a deterioration in households' perceptions on employment (down 0.9 points to 46.8), income growth (down 0.6 points to 41.3), and overall livelihood (down 0.1 points to 41.4). Meanwhile, the index measuring consumers' willingness to buy was unchanged at 42.4. Consumer Confidence in Japan averaged 42.26 Index Points from 1982 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 50.80 Index Points in December of 1988 and a record low of 27.50 Index Points in January of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-29 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 43.3 43.5 43.4 43.8
2018-10-02 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 43.4 43.3 43.0 43.6
2018-10-31 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 43.0 43.4 43.5 44
2018-11-30 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 43.0 44.1


Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 43.00 43.40 50.80 27.50 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.20 0.90 8.29 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.10 2.70 36.50 -14.30 percent [+]
Household Spending -1.60 2.80 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 300651.10 300994.00 305843.90 150439.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 365.45 422.64 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 12.50 21.20 51.10 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.00 1.00 9.90 0.90 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 57.40 57.00 72.20 20.30 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.41 1.36 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 334396.00 342789.00 415556.00 221292.00 JPY Billion [+]


Japan Consumer Confidence

In Japan, the Monthly Consumer Confidence survey data is collected by direct visit and covers about 4,700 households consisting of more than two persons. The questionnaire covers four subjects: consumer perceptions of overall livelihood, income growth, employment and willingness to buy durable goods. For each subject an index based on the respondents’ evaluation of what they consider the prospects to be over the next six months is created. The Consumer Confidence Index is the simple average of the four consumer perception indexes. A score above 50 indicates optimism, below 50 shows lack of confidence and 50 indicates neutrality. This page provides - Japan Consumer Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
43.00 43.40 50.80 27.50 1982 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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Argentina 32.60 Oct/18
Australia 104.30 Nov/18
Brazil 110.60 Oct/18
Canada 55.25 Oct/18
China 118.50 Sep/18
Euro Area -2.70 Oct/18
France 95.00 Oct/18
Germany 10.60 Nov/18
India 95.00 Sep/18
Indonesia 119.20 Oct/18
Italy 116.60 Oct/18
Japan 43.00 Oct/18
Mexico 101.40 Oct/18
Netherlands 15.00 Oct/18
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South Africa 22.00 Jun/18
South Korea 99.50 Oct/18
Spain 93.00 Oct/18
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Turkey 57.30 Oct/18
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