Japan Business Confidence 1983-2015 | 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 Friday, March 27, 2015.

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
12 14 14
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 50.40 51.60 56.20 29.60 [+]
Industrial Production -2.80 0.10 33.10 -38.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 3.70 0.80 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -2.81 0.10 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 105.50 101.80 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
Leading Economic Index 105.50 105.80 113.60 76.80 Index Points [+]
New Orders 989.00 974.73 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -1.70 8.30 25.50 -19.50 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -3113.10 -2264.80 6571.30 -6423.40 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 692.00 721.00 42645.20 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 18065.09 13965.10 18065.09 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 113.30 110.90 117.20 78.40 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 50.10 45.60 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Registrations 249565.00 207635.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Mining Production 46.58 -3.69 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Services Pmi 48.50 51.30 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 1.00 -1.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]


Business Confidence Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 0.00 Feb/15 3.00 21.10 -31.60 [+]
Brazil 37.50 Mar/15 40.20 68.50 37.50 [+]
Canada 49.70 Feb/15 45.40 75.00 36.10 [+]
China 115.10 Nov/14 119.00 143.20 87.20 [+]
Euro Area 0.07 Feb/15 0.16 1.68 -3.39 [+]
France 99.00 Mar/15 100.00 116.80 70.10 [+]
Germany 107.90 Mar/15 106.80 115.40 84.60 [+]
India 57.40 Aug/14 53.70 71.80 45.70 [+]
Indonesia 104.70 Nov/14 107.24 122.50 95.12 [+]
Italy 99.10 Feb/15 97.60 118.92 70.70 [+]
Japan 12.00 Nov/14 13.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Mexico 53.23 Feb/15 54.11 44748.00 41.20 [+]
Netherlands 1.40 Mar/15 2.00 9.40 -23.50 [+]
Russia -6.00 Feb/15 -9.00 7.00 -20.00 [+]
South Korea 74.00 Feb/15 73.00 119.00 35.00 [+]
Spain -4.80 Feb/15 -5.10 6.70 -38.00 [+]
Switzerland -6.00 Feb/15 -3.00 2.87 -6.00 [+]
Turkey 103.50 Mar/15 103.40 123.30 52.00 [+]
United Kingdom 15.00 Feb/15 8.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
United States 52.90 Feb/15 53.50 77.50 29.40 percent [+]