Japan Business Confidence  1983-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Bank of Japan quarterly Tankan Index of Sentiment at Large Manufacturers rose to 10 in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 6 in the preceding period and in line with market expectations. Sentiment improved mainly among enterprises producing: Petroleum and coal products (22 from 5 in Q3); nonferrous metals (20 from 8); general-purpose machinery (14 from 6); production machinery (10 from 6); and electrical machinery (4 from -5). Big firms plan to raise capital expenditure by 5.5 percent for this fiscal year to next March, versus a 6.3 percent increase seen in the previous survey. Among non-manufacturing big firms, the sentiment was recorded at 18, unchanged from the preceding quarter and below market consensus of 19. Business Confidence in Japan averaged 0.32 from 1983 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 53 in the second quarter of 1989 and a record low of -58 in the first quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-30 11:50 PM Q2 6 6 4 3.03
2016-10-02 11:50 PM Q3 6 6 7 6
2016-12-13 11:50 PM Q4 10 6 10 6
2017-03-09 11:50 PM Q1 10 11.80
2017-06-12 11:50 PM Q2 13.51
2017-09-12 11:50 PM Q3 13.74




Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 10.00 6.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.50 52.70 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.90 52.30 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.20 4.60 33.10 -38.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.70 1.50 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.17 4.62 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 99.20 101.00 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1183.70 1105.41 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 6.70 -5.10 25.50 -16.40 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1396.90 2894.30 7614.90 -6580.60 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 605.00 710.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 16963.94 18263.88 20288.07 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 114.80 115.10 122.90 78.50 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 49.80 51.40 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 681032.00 730322.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 229100.00 227766.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 104.80 102.60 113.70 75.10 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 1.00 -3.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Steel Production 8711.28 8618.01 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 1.40 1.83 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 5570.00 5176.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.48 5.47 5.50 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 6.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.30 52.80 54.10 46.30 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 34.00 32.00 34.00 13.00 [+]
Corruption Index 72.00 75.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 18.00 25.00 14.00 [+]



Japan Business Confidence Notes

In Japan, the quarterly Tankan Index of Sentiment at Large Manufacturers covers about 1,200 companies with capital over 1 billion Yen. 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 Business Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.00 6.00 53.00 -58.00 1983 - 2016 Quarterly



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