Japan's Tankan Small Manufacturers Index was unchanged at 14 in the fourth quarter of 2018, slightly above market expectations of 13. Small Business Sentiment in Japan averaged -7 from 1967 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 46 in the third quarter of 1973 and a record low of -60 in the fourth quarter of 1998.

Small Business Sentiment in Japan is expected to be 13.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Small Business Sentiment in Japan to stand at 10.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Small Business Sentiment is projected to trend around -4.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-01 11:50 PM Tankan Small Manufacturers Index 15 15 14 16
2018-07-01 11:50 PM Tankan Small Manufacturers Index 14 15 13 14
2018-09-30 11:50 PM Tankan Small Manufacturers Index 14 14 13 15
2018-12-13 11:50 PM Tankan Small Manufacturers Index 14 14 13 13
2019-03-31 11:50 PM Tankan Small Manufacturers Index 14 15
2019-07-01 11:50 PM Tankan Small Manufacturers Index 12
2019-09-30 11:50 PM Tankan Small Manufacturers Index 10


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 19.00 19.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.40 52.20 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 52.30 52.40 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.20 -2.50 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 2.90 -0.40 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.20 -2.50 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 105.20 101.20 136.10 68.60 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1086.17 899.96 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 7.60 -18.30 25.50 -18.30 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1157.40 971.50 7611.00 -6584.40 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 718.00 730.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 18284.72 26401.12 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 104.50 101.60 107.20 69.40 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 51.00 49.50 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 692919.00 595931.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 240819.00 227172.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 100.50 99.60 108.00 72.40 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 14.00 14.00 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 [+]
Private Investment 4.50 12.80 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -8.50 -0.20 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 5322.00 4996.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.47 81.59 82.47 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 5.00 8.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.40 52.50 54.10 46.30 [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 72.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 20.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 39.00 34.00 39.00 13.00 [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 24.00 22.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Steel Production 8563.52 8418.41 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


Japan Small Business Sentiment

Tankan Business Conditions Small Manufacturing Enterprises Diffusion Index is based on the survey of approximately 220,000 private enterprises (excluding financial institutions) with at least 20 million yen in capital. The survey is done by mail or e-mail and asks participants to evaluate current trends and conditions in the business place and their respective industries as well as their expected business activities for the next quarter and year. The indicator is calculated by subtracting the percentage share of enterprises responding on the negative side from the share giving positive assessments. The index varies on a scale of -100 to 100 such that a value above zero indicates business optimism, a value below zero pessimism and 0 indicates neutrality. This page provides - Japan Small Business Sentiment- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Small Business Sentiment - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14.00 14.00 46.00 -60.00 1967 - 2018 Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
Australia -4.01 Sep/18
Brazil 61.90 Nov/18
Japan 14.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom -18.00 Dec/18


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