The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, declined 100.6 in June of 2022 from a final of 101.2 in May, which was the highest level in four months. It was the lowest figure since February, amid rising local COVID-19 cases and the ongoing global economic uncertainty, preliminary estimates showed. source: Cabinet Office, Japan

Leading Economic Index in Japan averaged 91.93 points from 1985 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 108.50 points in November of 2013 and a record low of 72.50 points in July of 1986. This page provides - Japan Leading Composite Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Leading Economic Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2022.

Leading Economic Index in Japan is expected to be 102.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Leading Economic Index is projected to trend around 98.00 points in 2023 and 100.00 points in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Leading Economic Index



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-07-27 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final May 101.2 102.9 101.4
2022-08-05 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Jun 100.6 101.2 101
2022-08-29 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Jun 101.2 100.6


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
New Orders 1028.05 1104.17 JPY Billion May 2022
Machinery Orders -5.60 10.80 percent May 2022
Changes in Inventories 2911.90 -410.60 JPY Billion Mar 2022
Coincident Index 99.00 94.90 Jun 2022
Economy Watchers Survey 43.80 52.90 points Jul 2022
Leading Economic Index 100.60 101.20 points Jun 2022

Japan Leading Economic Index
In Japan, the Leading Composite Index consists of 12 indexes such as account inventory ratios, machinery orders, stock prices and other leading economic indicators. The index anticipates changes in the direction of the Japanese economy in the coming months. In general, increase in the index reflects that the economy is in an expansion phase, and decreasing coincident index reflects that the economy is in a contraction phase. The index is used to make official judgement on when the business cycle begins and ends.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
100.60 101.20 108.50 72.50 1985 - 2022 points Monthly
2015=100, NSA

News Stream
Japan Leading Economic Index Falls to 4-Month Low
The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, declined 100.6 in June of 2022 from a final of 101.2 in May, which was the highest level in four months. It was the lowest figure since February, amid rising local COVID-19 cases and the ongoing global economic uncertainty, preliminary estimates showed.
2022-08-05
Japan Leading Index Revised Downward
The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, was at 101.2 in May of 2022, compared to the preliminary estimates of 101.4, and after a final of 102.9 in April which was the highest level in four months. The decline reflected rising local COVID-19 infections and the ongoing global economic uncertainty.
2022-07-27
Japan Leading Economic Index Drops in May
The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, declined to 101.4 in May of 2022 from April’s four-month high of 102.9 a month earlier, amid rising COVID-19 infections and the ongoing global economic uncertainty, the preliminary reading showed.
2022-07-07