Japan Business Confidence  1983-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Bank of Japan quarterly Tankan Index of Sentiment at Large Manufacturers rose to 12 in the March quarter of 2017 from 10 in the fourth quarter 2016 while market expected 14. It was the highest reading since the December quarter 2015, as sentiment went up among enterprises producing: limber & wood products (47 vs 41 in Q4), chemicals (13 vs 7), non-ferrous metals (23 vs 20), processed metals (15 vs 10), production machinery (17 vs 10), electrical machinery (10 vs 4), basic materials (12 vs 8) and processing (12 vs 10). In contrast, sentiment fell among firms producing: petroleum & coal (6 vs 22) and food & beverages (20 vs 24). Big firms plan to raise capital expenditure by 0.6 percent, compared to a 5.5 percent increase seen in the previous survey. Among non-manufacturing big firms, the sentiment was recorded at 20, up from 18 in Q4 2016 and in line with estimates. It was the highest reading since the March quarter 2016. Business Confidence in Japan averaged 0.40 from 1983 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-10-02 11:50 PM Q3 6 6 7 6
2016-12-13 11:50 PM Q4 10 6 10 6
2017-04-02 11:50 PM Q1 12 10 14 11.80
2017-07-02 11:50 PM Q2 13.82
2017-10-01 11:50 PM Q3 14.13
2017-12-14 11:50 PM Q4 14.55




Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 12.00 10.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.80 52.40 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 52.90 51.30 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.66 3.22 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 3.20 -2.10 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.66 3.22 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 101.40 98.30 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1019.16 987.73 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 1.50 -3.20 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -88.90 1041.20 7618.40 -6581.50 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 786.00 688.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 20757.91 16963.94 20757.91 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 115.50 115.10 122.90 78.50 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 50.60 48.50 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 734560.00 659307.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 398048.00 273860.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 104.40 104.90 113.70 75.10 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 5.00 1.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Private Investment 3.80 -1.30 11.20 -25.33 percent [+]
Steel Production 8339.93 9001.66 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -0.70 6.59 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 20.00 18.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Cement Production 4814.00 4741.00 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 52.90 52.20 54.10 46.30 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 34.00 32.00 34.00 13.00 [+]
Corruption Index 72.00 75.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 18.00 25.00 14.00 [+]


Japan Business Confidence Notes

In Japan, the quarterly Tankan Index of Sentiment at Large Manufacturers covers about 1,100 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.00 10.00 53.00 -58.00 1983 - 2017 Quarterly



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