The sentiment index of small businesses in Japan improved to minus 1 in the final quarter of 2021 from minus 3 in the preceding quarter. The index also came in higher than the consensus forecast which also stood at minus 3. This marked the eleventh straight quarter of a negative reading in small business sentiment, but has significantly improved from pandemic-induced lows as Japan gradually reopens its economy to spur growth. source: Bank of Japan
Small Business Sentiment in Japan averaged -7.36 from 1967 until 2021, 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. This page provides - Japan Small Business Sentiment- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Small Business Sentiment - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2022.
Small Business Sentiment in Japan is expected to be 5.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Small Business Sentiment is projected to trend around 8.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.