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

Business Confidence in Japan increased to 15 in the second quarter of 2015 from 12 in the first quarter of 2015. Business Confidence in Japan averaged -0.07 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
15.00 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, August 28, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 15 12 12 12
2015-10-01 12:50 AM Q3 15 15.09

Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 15.00 12.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.90 51.20 56.20 29.60 [+]
Industrial Production 2.30 -3.90 33.10 -38.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.80 -2.10 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.10 -3.94 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 97.10 96.40 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
Leading Economic Index 106.50 106.00 112.70 74.80 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1022.17 1008.28 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -7.90 0.60 25.50 -19.50 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -630.90 -3170.00 6571.30 -6423.40 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 787.00 824.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 17532.05 18065.09 18065.09 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 112.30 111.30 120.80 79.00 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 51.60 51.00 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Registrations 245680.00 239582.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Car Production 683472.00 539173.00 961994.00 249772.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.47 5.39 5.50 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 6.00 9.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Corruption Index 76.00 74.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 15.00 18.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 29.00 27.00 29.00 13.00 [+]
Mining Production -10.55 -8.34 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Services Pmi 51.20 51.80 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 0.00 1.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]


Business Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 4.00 Jul/15 10.00 21.10 -31.60 [+]
Brazil 37.10 Aug/15 37.20 68.50 37.10 [+]
Canada 52.90 Jul/15 55.90 75.00 36.10 [+]
China 50.20 Jul/15 50.20 59.20 38.80 [+]
Euro Area 0.39 Jul/15 0.14 1.53 -3.89 [+]
France 103.00 Aug/15 102.00 116.80 70.10 [+]
Germany 108.30 Aug/15 108.00 115.40 84.60 [+]
India 54.40 Jun/15 56.40 71.80 45.70 [+]
Indonesia 105.46 Jun/15 96.30 122.50 95.12 [+]
Italy 103.60 Jul/15 103.90 121.50 71.40 [+]
Japan 15.00 Jun/15 12.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Mexico 54.20 Jul/15 54.23 62.30 41.20 [+]
Netherlands 3.50 Aug/15 3.70 9.40 -23.50 [+]
Russia -6.00 Jul/15 -6.00 7.00 -20.00 [+]
South Korea 70.00 Jul/15 66.00 119.00 35.00 [+]
Spain -0.90 Jul/15 -0.10 6.70 -38.00 [+]
Switzerland 99.80 Jul/15 89.80 114.74 68.54 [+]
Turkey 103.70 Aug/15 105.40 123.30 52.00 [+]
United Kingdom 8.00 Sep/15 3.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
United States 52.70 Jul/15 52.80 77.50 29.40 percent [+]