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, declined to 101.8 in August 2021 from a final 104.1 in the previous month, a flash figure showed. This marked the lowest level since February, as the government struggled to contain rising cases of the Delta strain amid a low vaccination rate. source: Cabinet Office, Japan

Leading Economic Index in Japan averaged 91.74 points from 1985 until 2021, 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 October of 2021.

Leading Economic Index in Japan is expected to be 105.00 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 100.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Leading Economic Index


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-09-27 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Jul 104.1 104.2 104.1
2021-10-07 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Aug 101.8 104.1 104
2021-10-25 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Aug 104.1 101.8


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Japan Leading Index Drops to 6-Month Low
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, declined to 101.8 in August 2021 from a final 104.1 in the previous month, a flash figure showed. This marked the lowest level since February, as the government struggled to contain rising cases of the Delta strain amid a low vaccination rate.
2021-10-07
Japan Leading Index at Near 7-1/2-Year 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, was at 104.1 in July, unrevised from the flash reading and little-changed from a downwardly revised 104.2 in the prior month, which was the highest reading since February 2014. The latest reading reflected a stabilization in Japan's economic recovery as COVID-19 vaccinations gained traction.
2021-09-27
Japan Leading Index Drops in July
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, fell to 104.1 in July from a final 104.6, which was the highest reading in nearly 7-1/2-year, flash data showed. The decline reflected a slowdown in economic recovery in the country due to rising cases of the Delta variant that forced the government to extend and expand a state of emergency.
2021-09-07

Japan Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
New Orders 915.69 JPY Billion Aug/21 972.81 1624.18 700.05
Machinery Orders -2.40 percent Aug/21 0.90 25.50 -16.80
Changes in Inventories -418.30 JPY Billion Jun/21 1404.00 7037.00 -6238.00
Coincident Index 91.50 Aug/21 94.40 107.40 71.70
Economy Watchers Survey 42.10 Sep/21 34.70 57.50 9.40
Leading Economic Index 101.80 points Aug/21 104.10 108.50 72.50


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.