The value of loans in Japan increased 0.60 percent in August of 2021 over the same month in the previous year. source: Bank of Japan

Loan Growth in Japan averaged 0.42 percent from 2001 until 2021, 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 September of 2021.

Loan Growth in Japan is expected to be 1.20 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 2.40 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Bank Lending

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 1.00 6.70 -5.00 2001 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-07 11:50 PM May 2.9% 4.8% 4.5%
2021-07-07 11:50 PM Jun 1.4% 2.9% 2.9%
2021-08-09 11:50 PM Jul 1% 1.4% 1.3%
2021-09-07 11:50 PM Aug 0.6% 1% 1%
2021-10-11 11:50 PM Sep
2021-11-09 11:50 PM Oct
2021-12-07 11:50 PM Nov


News Stream
Japan Bank Lending Rises 6.2% YoY in February
Total bank lending in Japan rose 6.2 percent year-on-year in February of 2021, after a 6.1 percent growth a month earlier. Outstanding loans held by the country's four main categories of banks, including "shinkin" or credit unions, stood at JPY 585.041 trillion.
2021-03-07
Japan Bank Lending Slows
Total bank lending in Japan rose 6.1 percent in January of 2021 from the same month a year earlier, slower than a 6.2 percent gain in December. Outstanding loans held by the country's four main categories of banks, including "shinkin" or credit unions, stood at 584.967 trillion yen.
2021-02-08
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
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.