The Jibun Bank Japan Services PMI was revised slightly lower to 53.3 in August 2019 from the preliminary figure of 53.4 and compared to July's final 51.8. Still, the latest reading pointed to the sharpest rate of expansion in the sector since October 2017, as export sales increased at the fastest pace in nine months and output growth accelerated. At the same time, employment increased for the 32nd straight month, while outstanding business rose the most in six months. On the price front, input cost inflation eased to its lowest since April 2018, while output prices increased modestly and at a quicker rate. Looking ahead, business sentiment remained positive on expectations of stronger sales and planned strategic changes. Services Pmi in Japan is reported by Markit Economics.

Services Pmi in Japan is expected to be 52.00 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Services Pmi in Japan to stand at 54.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Services PMI is projected to trend around 52.90 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 7.00 12.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.30 49.40 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 53.30 51.80 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.70 -3.80 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.30 -3.30 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.70 -3.80 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 102.30 101.20 136.10 68.60 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1053.95 1122.80 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -6.60 13.90 25.50 -17.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 2007.90 2299.30 7613.70 -6589.80 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 678.00 802.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 23232.47 22244.02 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 99.80 99.50 106.90 69.30 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 42.80 41.20 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 696692.00 676431.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 201903.00 258150.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 93.60 93.60 108.00 72.50 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment -1.00 6.00 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 [+]
Machine Tool Orders 88347.00 101278.00 182860.00 19037.00 JPY Million [+]
Mining Production -0.70 -7.60 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 5000.00 4694.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
All Industry Activity Index 106.00 106.90 108.70 94.20 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.47 81.59 82.47 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 5.00 8.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 51.90 50.60 54.10 46.30 [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 73.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 20.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 39.00 34.00 39.00 13.00 [+]
Private Investment 1.90 6.10 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 23.00 21.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Reuters Tankan Index -7.00 -4.00 39.00 -78.00 Index Points [+]
Tertiary Industry Index 106.90 106.80 107.20 73.20 Index Points [+]
Steel Production 8386.66 8789.26 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


Japan Services PMI

The Japan Services PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index) is based on data collected from a representative panel of over 400 private service sector companies based in Japan. The index tracks variables such as sales, employment, inventories and prices. A reading above 50 indicates that the services sector is generally expanding; below 50 indicates that it is generally declining. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Services PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Services PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
53.30 51.80 55.30 46.40 2013 - 2019 Index Points Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 51.40 Aug/19
Brazil 51.40 Aug/19
China 52.10 Aug/19
Euro Area 53.50 Aug/19
France 53.40 Aug/19
Germany 54.80 Aug/19
India 52.40 Aug/19
Italy 50.60 Aug/19
Japan 53.30 Aug/19
Russia 52.10 Aug/19
Spain 54.30 Aug/19
United Kingdom 50.60 Aug/19
United States 50.70 Aug/19


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