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

The Bank of Japan quarterly Tankan Index of Sentiment at Large Manufacturers was steady at 12 in the fourth quarter of 2015, slightly above market expectations of 11. However, the outlook decreased sharply to 7 from 10 in the previous three months. Big companies expect to increase capital spending by 10.8 percetn in the fiscal year that ends in March, slightly below a 10.9 percent rise planned in the previous quarter. Among non-manufacturing big firms, the mood remained steady at 25 while the outlook fell by 1 to 18. Business Confidence in Japan averaged 0.11 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
12.00 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. Japan Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-07-01 12:50 AM Q2 15 12 12 12
2015-10-01 12:50 AM Q3 12 15 13 13
2015-12-13 11:50 PM Q4 12 12 11 12
2016-03-31 11:50 PM Q1 12 11.54
2016-06-30 11:50 PM Q2 11.80
2016-09-30 11:50 PM Q3 11.68

Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 12.00 12.00 53.00 -58.00 [+]
Services Pmi 52.40 51.50 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.30 52.60 56.20 29.60 [+]
Industrial Production -1.60 1.70 33.10 -38.60 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.40 -0.90 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.56 -1.37 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 98.60 98.70 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 896.39 1158.37 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -14.40 10.70 25.50 -16.40 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1481.10 2443.60 6607.50 -6427.60 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 675.00 699.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 15217.20 20288.07 20288.07 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 111.20 111.90 120.80 79.00 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 46.60 48.70 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 641058.00 669404.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 210384.00 204327.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 102.00 103.20 112.80 74.80 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 0.00 0.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Mining Production 2.42 -0.56 15.40 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 5246.00 5126.00 9368.00 4258.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.47 5.47 5.50 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 6.00 6.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 34.00 30.00 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 [+]




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