The index for 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, jumped to 86.0 in June 2020 from 78.4 a month earlier, a preliminary reading showed. This was the highest reading since March, amid a gradual lift of COVID-19 restrictions, with more non-essential business resuming their operations.

Leading Economic Index in Japan averaged 93.34 points from 1985 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 108.60 points in April of 2006 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 August of 2020. source: Cabinet Office, Japan

Leading Economic Index in Japan is expected to be 89.00 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 95.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Leading Economic Index is projected to trend around 100.00 points in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Leading Economic Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
85.00 78.40 108.60 72.70 1985 - 2020 points Monthly
2015=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-24 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Apr 77.7 85.1 76.2 76.2
2020-07-07 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel May 79.3 77.7 80
2020-07-27 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final May 78.4 77.7 79.3 79.3
2020-08-07 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Jun 85.0 78.4 81
2020-08-26 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Jun 78.4 81
2020-09-06 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Jul
2020-09-24 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Jul
2020-10-07 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Aug


News Stream
Japan Leading Index Highest in 3 Months
The index for 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, jumped to 86.0 in June 2020 from 78.4 a month earlier, a preliminary reading showed. This was the highest reading since March, amid a gradual lift of COVID-19 restrictions, with more non-essential business resuming their operations.
2020-08-07
Japan Leading Index Revised Lower in May
The index for 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, came in at 78.4 in May 2020, compared with the preliminary estimate of 79.3 and an over 11-year low of 77.7 a month earlier. Coronavirus-induced lockdown measures were gradually lifted during the month, allowing many non-essential business to resume operations.
2020-07-27
Japan Leading Index Improves in May
The index for 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, rose to 79.3 in May 2020 from an over 11-year low of 77.7 a month earlier, preliminary data showed. The improvement was supported by relaxed coronavirus measures, allowing some activities in the economy to resume their operations.
2020-07-07
Japan Leading Index Drops to Over 11-Year Low
The index for 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 77.7 in April 2020, from a preliminary estimate of 76.2 and compared to the previous month's 85.1. Still, that was the weakest reading since March 2009, suggesting that the measure restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic had a significant impact on overall economic activity.
2020-06-24

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.