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

The Bank of Japan quarterly Tankan Index of Sentiment at Large Manufacturers stood at 6 in the September quarter of 2016, the same as in the preceding quarter and below market expectations of 7. Big companies plan to increase their capital expenditure by 6.3 percent for the current fiscal year ending in March 2017, compared to a 6.2 percent rise in the second quarter. Among non-manufacturing big firms, the sentiment was recorded at 18, down from 19 in the preceding quarter. Business Confidence in Japan averaged 0.24 from 1983 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 53.00 in the second quarter of 1989 and a record low of -58.00 in the first quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-31 11:50 PM Q1 6 12 8 11.54
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 6 6
2017-02-10 11:50 PM Q3
2017-03-31 11:50 PM Q1




Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 6.00 6.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.30 51.40 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.80 50.50 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.30 1.50 33.10 -38.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.10 0.60 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.37 4.50 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 96.70 98.70 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 948.07 976.45 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -3.30 -2.20 25.50 -16.40 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1396.90 2894.30 7614.90 -6580.60 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 683.00 650.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 18263.88 15899.74 20288.07 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 113.90 112.50 123.00 78.50 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 52.50 49.30 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 721364.00 558449.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 209836.00 269713.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 101.00 100.00 113.80 75.10 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment -3.00 -5.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Steel Production 9061.94 8442.34 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 3.07 1.19 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 5349.00 4889.00 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 52.00 51.30 54.10 46.30 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 34.00 32.00 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 [+]



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 December of 2016.

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



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