Japan Business Confidence

Business Confidence in Japan increased to 17 in the first quarter of 2014 from 16 in the fourth quarter of 2013. Business Confidence in Japan is reported by the Bank of Japan. Business Confidence in Japan averaged -0.58 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. 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. 2014-04-23

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
17.00 16.00 53.00 -58.00 10.00 | 2014/06 1983 - 2014 Quarterly

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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2013-07-01 12:50 AM Japan
Tankan Business Confidence Large Man. Index
Q2 2013 4 -8 -6 -6
2013-10-01 12:50 AM Japan
Tankan Large Manufacturing Index
Q3 2013 12 4 7 11.98
2013-12-15 11:50 PM Japan
Tankan Large Manufacturing Index
Q4 2013 16 12 15 19.05
2014-04-01 12:50 AM Japan
Tankan Large Manufacturing Index
Q1 2014 17 16 18 17
2014-07-09 12:50 AM Japan
Tankan Large Manufacturing Index
Q2 2014 17 10
2014-10-09 12:50 AM Japan
Tankan Large Manufacturing Index
Q3 2014 12
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Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Bankruptcies 814.00 2014-03-15 782.00 1965.00 6.00 796.24 2014-04-30 Companies [+]
Capacity Utilization 104.90 2014-02-15 107.70 122.00 62.70 104.59 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Car Registrations 417136.00 2014-03-15 300007.00 585449.00 83044.00 229135.50 2014-04-30 Cars [+]
Changes in Inventories -2780.10 2013-11-15 -2902.10 6581.40 -6618.80 -2803.55 2014-03-31 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 113.00 2014-02-15 114.90 117.30 78.30 114.47 2014-03-31 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 57.90 2014-03-15 53.00 57.90 15.90 58.84 2014-04-30 [+]
Industrial Production Mom -2.31 2014-02-15 3.80 6.85 -16.46 0.25 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Leading Composite Index 108.90 2014-02-15 113.50 113.90 77.10 112.51 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Machinery Orders -8.77 2014-02-15 13.36 25.52 -15.78 -1.06 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Manufacturing Pmi 53.90 2014-03-15 55.50 56.20 29.60 56.23 2014-04-30 [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.83 2013-11-15 5.36 29.34 -37.18 5.69 2013-12-31 Percent [+]
New Orders 862.45 2014-02-15 1073.95 1624.18 702.28 1023.50 2014-02-28 JPY Billion [+]
Industrial Production 7.00 2014-02-28 10.30 33.10 -38.60 6.90 2014-02-28 Percent [+]
Business Confidence 17.00 2014-03-31 16.00 53.00 -58.00 10.00 2014-06-30 [+]
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Business Confidence | Notes
The Business Confidence Index is an indicator designed to measure the degree of optimism on the state of the economy that business owners are expressing through their activities of investing and spending. Decreasing business confidence often implies slowing economic growth because business owners are likely to decrease their investment. The idea is that the more confident business owners and managers feel about the economy, their companies, their jobs and incomes, the more likely they are to make investments and purchases.


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