Total bank lending in Japan rose 6.2 percent in December from the same month a year earlier, slower than a 6.3 percent gain in November. Outstanding loans held by the country's four main categories of banks, including "shinkin" or credit unions, stood at 757.421 trillion yen, up 8.3 percent for the second consecutive month. source: Bank of Japan

Loan Growth in Japan averaged 0.32 percent from 2001 until 2020, 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 January of 2021.

Loan Growth in Japan is expected to be 3.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Loan Growth in Japan to stand at 3.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Bank Lending is projected to trend around 2.40 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Bank Lending

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.20 6.30 6.70 -5.00 2001 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-10-11 11:50 PM Bank Lending YoY Sep 6.4% 6.7% 6.5%
2020-11-09 11:50 PM Bank Lending YoY Oct 6.2% 6.4% 5.6% 6.2%
2020-12-07 11:50 PM Bank Lending YoY Nov 6.3% 6.2% 5.9%
2021-01-11 11:50 PM Bank Lending YoY Dec 6.2% 6.3% 6.1%
2021-02-07 11:50 PM Bank Lending YoY Jan 6.2%
2021-03-07 11:50 PM Bank Lending YoY Feb
2021-04-11 11:50 PM Bank Lending YoY Mar
2021-05-12 11:50 PM Bank Lending YoY Apr


News Stream
Japan Bank Lending Growth Edges Down
Total bank lending in Japan rose 6.2 percent in December from the same month a year earlier, slower than a 6.3 percent gain in November. Outstanding loans held by the country's four main categories of banks, including "shinkin" or credit unions, stood at 757.421 trillion yen, up 8.3 percent for the second consecutive month.
2021-01-12
Japan Bank Lending Gains Steam
Total bank lending in Japan rose 6.3 percent in November from the same month a year earlier, faster than a 6.2 percent gain in October. Outstanding loans held by the country's four main categories of banks, including "shinkin" or credit unions, stood at 754.508 trillion yen, up 8.3 percent after growing 8 percent in the previous month.
2020-12-07
Japan Bank Lending Slows
Total bank lending in Japan rose 6.2 percent in October from the same month a year earlier, slower than a 6.4 percent gain in September, but above market expectations of a 5.7 percent gain. Outstanding loans held by the country's four main categories of banks, including "shinkin" or credit unions, stood at 573.034 trillion yen.
2020-11-10
Japan Bank Lending Rises Further
Overall bank lending in Japan expanded 6.7 percent year-on-year in August of 2020, following a 6.3 percent increase in the prior month. It was the highest growth rate on record and was due to a rise in fund demand from firms affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-09-07

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.