The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, climbed to 102.9 in April of 2022, matching the preliminary reading, and after a 100.8 a month earlier. It was the highest reading since last December, amid planning to compile a supplementary budget worth more than Y10 trillion to stimulate the economy and mitigating the impact of rising prices. source: Cabinet Office, Japan

Leading Economic Index in Japan averaged 91.89 points from 1985 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 108.50 points in November of 2013 and a record low of 72.50 points in July of 1986. This page provides - Japan Leading Composite Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Leading Economic Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

Leading Economic Index in Japan is expected to be 98.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Leading Economic Index is projected to trend around 98.00 points in 2023 and 100.00 points in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Leading Economic Index



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-06-07 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Apr 102.9 100.8 101
2022-06-27 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Apr 102.9 100.8 102.9
2022-07-07 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel May 102.9


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
New Orders 1104.17 932.21 JPY Billion Apr 2022
Machinery Orders 10.80 7.10 percent Apr 2022
Changes in Inventories 2911.90 -410.60 JPY Billion Mar 2022
Coincident Index 96.80 96.80 Apr 2022
Economy Watchers Survey 54.00 50.40 points May 2022
Leading Economic Index 102.90 100.80 points Apr 2022

Japan Leading Economic Index
In Japan, the Leading Composite Index consists of 12 indexes such as account inventory ratios, machinery orders, stock prices and other leading economic indicators. The index anticipates changes in the direction of the Japanese economy in the coming months. In general, increase in the index reflects that the economy is in an expansion phase, and decreasing coincident index reflects that the economy is in a contraction phase. The index is used to make official judgement on when the business cycle begins and ends.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
102.90 100.80 108.50 72.50 1985 - 2022 points Monthly
2015=100, NSA

News Stream
Japan Leading Economic Confirmed at 4-Month High
The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, climbed to 102.9 in April of 2022, matching the preliminary reading, and after a 100.8 a month earlier. It was the highest reading since last December, amid planning to compile a supplementary budget worth more than Y10 trillion to stimulate the economy and mitigating the impact of rising prices.
2022-06-27
Japan Leading Economic Index at 4-Month High
The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, increased to 102.9 in April of 2022, and after a 100.8 a month earlier, preliminary data showed. It was the highest reading since last December, amid planning to compile a supplementary budget worth more than Y10 trillion to stimulate the economy and mitigating the impact of rising prices.
2022-06-07
Japan Leading Economic Index Revised Lower
The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, was revised lower to 100.8 in March of 2022, compared with the preliminary estimates of 101.0, and following a 100.1 a month earlier, amid worries about the pandemic’s impact in China and a prolonged Ukraine war.
2022-05-25