The Consumer Confidence Index in Japan inched down to 42.9 in November 2018 from 43.0 in the previous month and below market consensus of 43.3. This was the lowest reading since December 2016 amid a deterioration in households' perceptions on both overall livelihood (down 0.6 points to 40.8) and employment (down 0.2 points to 46.6). Meanwhile, the index measuring consumers' willingness to buy was unchanged at 42.4, and households' perceptions on income growth improved (up 0.5 points to 41.8). Consumer Confidence in Japan averaged 42.26 Index Points from 1982 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 50.80 Index Points in December of 1988 and a record low of 27.50 Index Points in January of 2009.

Consumer Confidence in Japan is expected to be 44.00 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Consumer Confidence in Japan to stand at 42.91 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around 43.90 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-29 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 43.3 43.5 43.4 43.8
2018-10-02 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 43.4 43.3 43.0 43.6
2018-10-31 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 43.0 43.4 43.5 44
2018-11-30 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 42.9 43.0 43.3 44.1
2019-01-08 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 42.9 44
2019-01-30 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence
2019-03-01 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence


Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 42.90 43.00 50.80 27.50 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.20 -0.20 8.29 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.50 2.20 36.50 -14.30 percent [+]
Household Spending -0.30 -1.60 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 299902.60 300450.30 306060.90 150439.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 428.52 365.45 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 22.50 12.50 51.10 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.00 1.00 9.90 0.90 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 57.40 57.00 72.20 20.30 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.35 1.41 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 334396.00 342789.00 415556.00 221292.00 JPY Billion [+]


Japan Consumer Confidence

In Japan, the Monthly Consumer Confidence survey data is collected by direct visit and covers about 4,700 households consisting of more than two persons. The questionnaire covers four subjects: consumer perceptions of overall livelihood, income growth, employment and willingness to buy durable goods. For each subject an index based on the respondents’ evaluation of what they consider the prospects to be over the next six months is created. The Consumer Confidence Index is the simple average of the four consumer perception indexes. A score above 50 indicates optimism, below 50 shows lack of confidence and 50 indicates neutrality. This page provides - Japan Consumer Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
42.90 43.00 50.80 27.50 1982 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 32.10 Nov/18
Australia 104.40 Dec/18
Brazil 113.60 Nov/18
Canada 57.05 Nov/18
China 119.10 Oct/18
Euro Area -3.90 Nov/18
France 92.00 Nov/18
Germany 10.40 Dec/18
India 94.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 122.70 Nov/18
Italy 114.80 Nov/18
Japan 42.90 Nov/18
Mexico 99.55 Nov/18
Netherlands 13.00 Nov/18
Russia -14.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 107.00 Jun/18
South Africa 7.00 Sep/18
South Korea 96.00 Nov/18
Spain 91.40 Nov/18
Switzerland -6.00 Dec/18
Turkey 59.60 Nov/18
United Kingdom -13.00 Nov/18
United States 97.50 Dec/18


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