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 102.6 in May 2021, unrevised from the preliminary reading and compared with a final 103.8 a month earlier, which was the highest level since February 2014. The decline highlighted a weakening economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic following a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections in several parts of the country. source: Cabinet Office, Japan

Leading Economic Index in Japan averaged 91.48 points from 1985 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 108.40 points in November of 2013 and a record low of 72.30 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 2021.

Leading Economic Index in Japan is expected to be 103.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Leading Economic Index in Japan to stand at 98.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Leading Economic Index is projected to trend around 100.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Leading Economic Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
102.60 103.80 108.40 72.30 1985 - 2021 points Monthly
2015=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-07 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Apr 103.0 102.4 102
2021-06-23 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Apr 103.8 102.4 103
2021-07-07 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel May 102.6 103.8 104
2021-07-28 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final May 102.6 103.8 102.6
2021-08-06 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Jun 102.6 103
2021-08-25 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Jun 102.6
2021-09-07 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Jul
2021-09-27 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Jul


News Stream
Japan Leading Index Weakens 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, was at 102.6 in May 2021, unrevised from the preliminary reading and compared with a final 103.8 a month earlier, which was the highest level since February 2014. The decline highlighted a moderation in economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic following a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections in several parts of the country.
2021-07-28
Japan Leading Index Falls 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, was down to 102.6 in May 2021 from a final 103.8 a month earlier, which was the highest level since February 2014, preliminary data showed. The decline highlighted a weakening economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic following a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections in several parts of the country.
2021-07-07
Japan Leading Index Highest in More than 7 Years
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 revised higher to 103.8 in April 2021 from the preliminary figure of 103.0 and after a final 102.4 in the previous month. This marked the highest level since February 2014, as a recovery in the economy from the coronavirus crisis gained steam.
2021-06-23
Japan Leading Index Highest in 7 Years
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, went up to 103.0 in April 2021 from a downwardly revised 102.4 in the previous month, preliminary data showed. This marked the highest figure since March 2014, as a recovery in the economy from the coronavirus crisis gained steam, amid the rollout of coronavirus vaccines.
2021-06-07

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.