Japan Capital Spending  2008-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Capital spending in Japan increased by 1.5 percent year-on-year in Q2 of 2017, compared to an increase of 4.5 percent in the prior period and well below market estimates of a 8.3 percent rise. It was the third straight quarter of annual growth albeit the slowest in a year as capex fell from manufacturers (-7.6 percent from +1 percent in Q1) and edged up from non-manufacturers (6.9 percent from 6.3 percent). Meanwhile, corporate profits moderated to 22.6 percent (from 26.6 percent) and sales accelerated to 6.7 percent (from 5.6 percent). Private Investment in Japan averaged -1.59 percent from 2008 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 11.20 percent in the third quarter of 2015 and a record low of -25.33 percent in the first quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-05-31 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 4.5% 3.8% 3.9% 5.5%
2017-08-31 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 1.5% 4.5% 8.3%


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 22.00 17.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.80 52.90 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 53.40 51.00 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.60 5.30 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.00 2.00 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.70 5.40 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 101.80 103.40 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1011.40 1027.41 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -8.10 3.40 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -1247.60 -1144.50 7620.50 -6580.70 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 733.00 679.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 22389.97 20131.44 22389.97 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 115.80 117.70 120.60 77.90 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 52.20 51.30 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 738821.00 596706.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 200547.00 276049.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 106.60 107.20 112.60 75.20 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 10.00 7.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Internet Speed 20171.96 19574.52 20171.96 6541.92 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 43689566.00 43995715.00 44977757.00 23570249.00 IP [+]
Mining Production -1.90 9.90 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 23.00 23.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Cement Production 4980.00 5020.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.49 5.48 5.50 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 9.00 8.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.40 51.70 54.10 46.30 [+]
Corruption Index 72.00 75.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 18.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 34.00 34.00 34.00 13.00 [+]
Steel Production 8623.07 8730.57 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Private Investment 1.50 4.50 11.20 -25.33 percent [+]


Japan Capital Spending

Capital Spending in Japan refers to a year-on-year change in capital investments of private profit-making corporations with capital of 10 million yen or over. The survey includes all industries except finance and insurance. This page provides - Japan Private Investment- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Capital Spending - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.50 4.50 11.20 -25.33 2008 - 2017 percent Quarterly




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