Japan Business Confidence  1983-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Bank of Japan quarterly Tankan Index of Sentiment at Large Manufacturers fell to 6 in the first quarter of 2016, as compared to 12 in the December quarter of 2015 and below market expectations of 8. It is the lowest figure since the second quarter of 2013. The outlook for the coming quarter fell sharply to 3 from 7 in the preceding quarter. Big companies also slashed their capital expenditure for the current fiscal year that began in April 1. Among non-manufacturing big firms, the sentiment was recorded at 22, down from 25 in the preceding quarter. The outlook dropped slightly to 17 from 18 in the December quarter 2015.. Business Confidence in Japan averaged 0.16 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. Business Confidence in Japan is reported by the Bank of Japan.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.00 12.00 53.00 -58.00 1983 - 2016 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. Japan Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-10-01 12:50 AM Q3 12 15 13 13
2015-12-13 11:50 PM Q4 12 12 11 12
2016-03-31 11:50 PM Q1 6 12 8 11.54
2016-06-30 11:50 PM Q2 6 3.03
2016-09-30 11:50 PM Q3 0.62
2016-12-13 11:50 PM Q4 0.13

Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 6.00 12.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 48.20 49.10 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 50.00 51.20 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.10 -1.20 33.10 -38.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 3.60 -5.20 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.26 -4.16 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 94.50 100.10 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1158.21 1070.15 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -9.20 15.00 25.50 -16.40 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1566.60 1780.70 6605.80 -6427.50 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 746.00 723.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 17763.05 15217.20 20288.07 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 110.70 112.30 120.80 79.00 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 45.40 44.60 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 757605.00 651663.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 346794.00 239409.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 96.80 101.80 112.80 74.80 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment -4.00 0.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Steel Production 8648.00 8355.00 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 1.37 -7.52 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 5372.00 4791.00 9368.00 4258.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.47 5.47 5.50 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 6.00 6.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 34.00 30.00 34.00 13.00 [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 76.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 15.00 25.00 14.00 [+]




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