Japan Business Confidence 1983-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Tankan Large Manufacturers Index decreased to 12 in the fourth quarter of 2014 from 13 in the third quarter of 2014. Business Confidence in Japan averaged -0.28 from 1983 until 2014, 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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Japan Business Confidence


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.00 13.00 53.00 -58.00 1983 - 2014 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 Sunday, December 21, 2014.

Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-07-01 12:50 AM
Tankan Large Manufacturers Index  Q2
12 17 15 10
2014-10-01 12:50 AM
Tankan Large Manufacturers Index  Q3
13 12.00 10.0 11
2014-12-14 11:50 PM
Tankan Large Manufacturing Index  Q4
12 13 13 13.59
2015-04-01 12:50 AM
Tankan Large Manufacturing Index  Q1
9.15
2015-07-01 12:50 AM
Tankan Large Manufacturers Index  Q2
7.75
2015-10-01 12:50 AM
Tankan Large Manufacturers Index  Q3
9.05


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 12.00 13.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.10 52.00 56.20 29.60 [+]
Industrial Production -0.80 0.80 33.10 -38.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 2.90 6.85 -16.46 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.78 -3.26 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 100.60 99.90 122.00 62.70 Index Points [+]
Leading Economic Index 104.50 106.20 113.90 77.10 Index Points [+]
New Orders 921.13 1025.24 1624.18 702.28 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -6.40 2.90 25.52 -19.50 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -1939.50 952.70 6581.40 -6618.80 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 736.00 800.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 13965.10 16385.98 17455.24 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 109.90 109.30 117.30 78.30 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 41.50 44.00 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Registrations 203910.00 206683.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Services Pmi 50.60 48.70 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]


Business Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.00 Nov/14 5.00 21.10 -31.60 [+]
Brazil 45.20 Dec/14 44.80 68.50 44.80 [+]
Canada 56.90 Nov/14 51.20 75.00 36.10 [+]
China 119.00 Aug/14 121.40 143.10 91.70 [+]
Euro Area 0.18 Nov/14 0.06 1.50 -3.77 [+]
France 99.00 Dec/14 99.00 116.80 70.10 [+]
Germany 105.50 Dec/14 104.70 115.40 84.60 [+]
India 57.40 Aug/14 53.70 71.80 45.70 [+]
Indonesia 107.24 Aug/14 106.00 122.50 95.12 [+]
Italy 96.30 Nov/14 96.10 118.92 70.70 [+]
Japan 12.00 Nov/14 13.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Mexico 53.05 Nov/14 55.07 62.30 41.20 [+]
Netherlands 2.40 Nov/14 2.00 9.40 -23.50 [+]
Russia -8.00 Nov/14 -6.00 7.00 -20.00 [+]
South Korea 75.00 Nov/14 72.00 119.00 35.00 [+]
Spain -5.20 Nov/14 -6.80 6.70 -38.00 [+]
Switzerland -1.30 Nov/14 -0.50 2.87 -2.10 [+]
Turkey 102.70 Nov/14 106.90 123.30 52.00 [+]
United Kingdom 8.00 Nov/14 19.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
United States 58.70 Nov/14 59.00 77.50 29.40 percent [+]