The Consumer Confidence Index in Japan fell to 41.5 in February 2019 from 41.9 in the previous month and below market expectations of 41.6. This was the lowest reading since November 2016, amid a deterioration in overall livelihood (down 1.1 points to 39.0), willingness to buy durable goods (down 0.8 points to 40.9) and income growth (down 0.1 points to 41.3). Meanwhile, households' perceptions on employment improved (up 0.5 points to 44.8). Consumer Confidence in Japan averaged 42.27 Index Points from 1982 until 2019, 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 43.90 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 43.90 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
2018-11-30 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 42.9 43.0 43.3 44.1
2019-01-08 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 42.7 42.9 42
2019-01-30 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 41.9 42.7 42.5 42.4
2019-03-01 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 41.5 41.9 41.6 41.3
2019-04-09 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 41.5 43.8
2019-05-02 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence
2019-05-30 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence


Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 41.50 41.90 50.80 27.50 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -2.30 0.90 8.30 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.60 1.30 36.50 -14.30 percent [+]
Household Spending 2.00 0.10 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 300989.90 299766.70 305974.80 150439.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 384.01 849.90 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 14.00 54.30 54.30 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.00 1.00 9.90 0.90 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 57.70 57.40 72.20 20.30 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.29 1.30 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 332103.00 332525.00 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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
41.50 41.90 50.80 27.50 1982 - 2019 Index Points Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 34.80 Mar/19
Australia 98.80 Mar/19
Brazil 114.30 Dec/18
Canada 55.08 Mar/19
China 123.00 Dec/18
Euro Area -7.20 Mar/19
France 95.00 Feb/19
Germany 10.80 Mar/19
India 97.00 Mar/19
Indonesia 125.10 Feb/19
Italy 112.40 Feb/19
Japan 41.50 Feb/19
Mexico 119.88 Feb/19
Netherlands -4.00 Mar/19
Russia -17.00 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 109.00 Dec/18
South Africa 7.00 Dec/18
South Korea 99.50 Feb/19
Spain 96.10 Feb/19
Switzerland -4.00 Mar/19
Turkey 59.40 Mar/19
United Kingdom -13.00 Feb/19
United States 97.80 Mar/19


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