Japan Business Confidence 1983-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Business Confidence in Japan remained unchanged at 12 in the first quarter of 2015 from 12 in the fourth quarter of 2014. Business Confidence in Japan averaged -0.19 from 1983 until 2015, 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. Business Confidence in Japan is reported by the Bank of Japan.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.00 12.00 53.00 -58.00 1983 - 2015 Quarterly
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. Content for - Japan Business Confidence - was last refreshed on Friday, May 29, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-10-01 12:50 AM Q3 13 12.00 10.0 11
2014-12-14 11:50 PM Q4 12 13 13 13.59
2015-04-01 12:50 AM Q1 12 12 14 14
2015-07-01 12:50 AM Q2 12 7.75
2015-10-01 12:50 AM Q3 9.05

Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 12.00 12.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.90 49.90 56.20 29.60 [+]
Industrial Production -0.10 -1.70 33.10 -38.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.00 -0.80 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.10 -1.60 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 99.80 101.00 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
Leading Economic Index 106.00 105.30 114.10 76.50 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1177.07 1024.04 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 2.90 -0.40 25.50 -19.50 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -3113.10 -2264.80 6571.30 -6423.40 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 748.00 859.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 18065.09 13965.10 18065.09 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 109.20 110.70 117.40 78.40 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 53.60 52.20 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Registrations 170240.00 356412.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Mining Production -5.40 -6.30 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Services Pmi 51.30 48.40 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 1.00 1.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]


Business Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 3.00 Apr/15 3.00 21.10 -31.60 [+]
Brazil 38.60 May/15 38.50 68.50 37.50 [+]
Canada 58.20 Apr/15 47.90 75.00 36.10 [+]
China 120.60 Feb/15 115.10 143.20 87.20 [+]
Euro Area 0.28 May/15 0.32 1.68 -3.39 [+]
France 103.00 May/15 102.00 116.80 70.10 [+]
Germany 108.50 May/15 108.60 115.40 84.60 [+]
India 56.40 Feb/15 56.20 71.80 45.70 [+]
Indonesia 96.30 Feb/15 104.70 122.50 95.12 [+]
Italy 104.10 Apr/15 103.70 121.50 71.40 [+]
Japan 12.00 Feb/15 12.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Mexico 53.35 Apr/15 55.04 62.30 41.20 [+]
Netherlands 4.10 May/15 3.30 9.40 -23.50 [+]
Russia -5.00 Apr/15 -6.00 7.00 -20.00 [+]
South Korea 75.00 May/15 80.00 119.00 35.00 [+]
Spain -0.10 Apr/15 -1.00 6.70 -38.00 [+]
Switzerland 89.46 Apr/15 90.91 114.74 68.54 [+]
Turkey 109.00 May/15 107.90 123.30 52.00 [+]
United Kingdom 3.00 May/15 15.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
United States 51.50 Apr/15 51.50 77.50 29.40 percent [+]