The value of loans in Japan increased 1.8% YoY in July 2022, accelerating from a revised 1.2% gain in the previous month as companies ramped up borrowing to fund demand for property and corporate transactions, as well as to meet rising raw material costs and finance the economic reopening. Outstanding loans held by the country's major, regional and “shinkin” banks stood at 5,882,321 million yen. The main driver of loan growth were major and regional banks, rising 1.7% and 2.4%, respectively, while lending in “shinkin" banks was unchanged from the previous month. source: Bank of Japan

Loan Growth in Japan averaged 0.44 percent from 2001 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 6.70 percent in August of 2020 and a record low of -5 percent in October of 2002. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Bank Lending - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Bank Lending - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2022.

Loan Growth in Japan is expected to be 2.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Bank Lending is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2023 and 2.40 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Bank Lending



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-07-07 11:50 PM Jun 1.3% 0.7% 0.7%
2022-08-07 11:50 PM Jul 1.8% 1.2% 0.9%
2022-09-07 11:50 PM Aug


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Interest Rate -0.10 -0.10 percent Jul 2022
Money Supply M1 1028459.40 1027513.80 JPY Billion Jul 2022
Money Supply M0 114497.60 113804.00 JPY Billion Jul 2022
Money Supply M2 1208589.00 1208179.40 JPY Billion Jul 2022
Money Supply M3 1559265.70 1555654.00 JPY Billion Jul 2022
Central Bank Balance Sheet 725357.30 732730.60 JPY Billion Jul 2022
Loans to Private Sector 511898.80 508864.70 JPY Billion Jul 2022
Deposit Interest Rate -0.11 -0.18 percent Aug 2022
Loan Growth 1.80 1.20 percent Jul 2022

Japan Bank Lending
In Japan, bank lending refers to the year-on-year change of all outstanding loans and discounts with banks and shinkin banks. Lending increases with increased business confidence and investment and it is an important indicator for the Japanese economy because of the weakness that has plagued the Japanese banking sector.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.80 1.20 6.70 -5.00 2001 - 2022 percent Monthly

News Stream
Japan Bank Lending Accelerates in July
The value of loans in Japan increased 1.8% YoY in July 2022, accelerating from a revised 1.2% gain in the previous month as companies ramped up borrowing to fund demand for property and corporate transactions, as well as to meet rising raw material costs and finance the economic reopening. Outstanding loans held by the country's major, regional and “shinkin” banks stood at 5,882,321 million yen. The main driver of loan growth were major and regional banks, rising 1.7% and 2.4%, respectively, while lending in “shinkin" banks was unchanged from the previous month.
2022-08-08
Japan Bank Lending Grows 0.7% on Year in May
The value of loans in Japan increased 0.7% year-on-year in May 2022, easing slightly from a 0.9% growth in the previous month. Outstanding loans held by the country's major, regional and “shinkin” banks stood at 5,825,245 million yen. The main driver of loan growth were regional banks, rising 1.9% year-on-year in May, while lending in major banks and “shinkin” banks slowed 0.2% and 0.4%, respectively.
2022-06-08
Japan Bank Lending Rises Slightly in March
The value of loans in Japan increased 0.5% year-on-year in March 2022, slightly higher than the 0.4% gain in the previous month. Outstanding loans held by the country's major, regional and “shinkin” banks stood at JPY 5,826,676 million. The main drivers of loan growth were regional and “shinkin” banks, rising 1.7% and 0.3%, respectively, while lending in major banks slowed 0.9%.
2022-04-12