Japan is ranked 29 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. The rank of Japan improved to 29 in 2019 from 39 in 2018.

Ease of Doing Business in Japan averaged 26.33 from 2008 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 39 in 2018 and a record low of 13 in 2008. This page includes a chart with historical data for Ease of Doing Business in Japan. Ease of Doing Business in Japan - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2020. source: World Bank

Ease of Doing Business in Japan is expected to reach 36.00 by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Ease of Doing Business in Japan is projected to trend around 36.00 in 2021 and 42.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Ease of Doing Business in Japan

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
29.00 39.00 39.00 13.00 2008 - 2019 Yearly

Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -27.00 -34.00 53.00 -58.00 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 47.70 47.20 56.20 29.60 points [+]
Services Pmi 46.90 45.00 55.30 21.50 points [+]
Industrial Production -13.80 -15.50 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.00 8.70 8.70 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -13.80 -15.50 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 84.60 82.20 136.10 68.60 points [+]
New Orders 847.45 919.10 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 0.20 6.30 25.50 -16.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 2122.10 455.90 7662.40 -6565.90 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 565.00 667.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 12413.98 15136.00 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 79.40 78.30 107.60 69.30 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 49.30 43.90 57.60 7.90 [+]
Car Production 606013.00 438986.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 252371.00 169341.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 88.80 86.70 107.80 72.70 points [+]
Small Business Sentiment -44.00 -45.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Internet Speed 20171.96 19574.52 20171.96 6541.92 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 43689566.00 43995715.00 44977757.00 23570249.00 IP [+]
Private Investment -11.30 0.10 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -4.40 -13.70 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi -12.00 -17.00 57.00 -41.00 points [+]
Machine Tool Orders 84143.00 67980.00 182860.00 19037.00 JPY Million [+]
Tertiary Industry Index 95.10 94.30 107.20 73.20 points [+]
Steel Production 6446.02 6049.09 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Reuters Tankan Index -26.00 -29.00 39.00 -78.00 points [+]
Cement Production 4917.00 4740.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
All Industry Activity Index 95.10 93.90 108.70 87.90 points [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.27 82.47 82.47 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 6.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 46.60 45.20 54.10 25.80 points [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 73.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 18.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 29.00 39.00 39.00 13.00 [+]


Ease of Doing Business in Japan
The Ease of doing business index ranks countries against each other based on how the regulatory environment is conducive to business operationstronger protections of property rights. Economies with a high rank (1 to 20) have simpler and more friendly regulations for businesses.