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 95.3 in December 2020 from a preliminary estimate of 94.9 and compared with a final reading of 96.1 in the previous month. There were renewed concerns about the ongoing coronavirus crisis amid a surge in new cases in Tokyo and surrounding areas. source: Cabinet Office, Japan

Leading Economic Index in Japan averaged 91.58 points from 1985 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 107.80 points in November of 2013 and a record low of 72.70 points in February of 2009. 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 March of 2021.

Leading Economic Index in Japan is expected to be 95.00 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 100.00 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
95.30 96.10 107.80 72.70 1985 - 2020 points Monthly
2015=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-08 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Nov 96.6 94.3 93.2
2021-01-27 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Nov 96.4 94.3 96.6 96.6
2021-02-05 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Dec 94.9 96.1 96
2021-02-25 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Dec 95.3 96.1 94.9 94.9
2021-03-08 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Jan 95.3 96
2021-03-22 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Jan 95.3
2021-04-07 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Feb
2021-04-23 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Feb


News Stream
Japan Leading Economic Index Revised Higher
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 95.3 in December 2020 from a preliminary estimate of 94.9 and compared with a final reading of 96.1 in the previous month. There were renewed concerns about the ongoing coronavirus crisis amid a surge in new cases in Tokyo and surrounding areas.
2021-02-25
Japan Leading Index Falls in December
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, dropped to 94.9 in December 2020 from a final 96.1 a month earlier, amid a fresh wave of coronavirus pandemic in Tokyo and surrounding areas.
2021-02-05
Japan Leading Economic Index Revised Lower
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, increased to 96.4 in November 2020, compared with an earlier estimate of 96.6 and a final of 94.3 in October. This was the highest reading since February 2019, as the economy continued to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic shock.
2021-01-27
Japan Leading Economic Index Highest in Near 3 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, increased to 96.6 in November 2020 from 94.3 in October, a preliminary figure showed. This was the highest reading since December 2018, as the economy continued to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic shock.
2021-01-08

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.