Total bank lending in Japan rose 6.2 percent in October from the same month a year earlier, slower than a 6.4 percent gain in September, but above market expectations of a 5.7 percent gain. Outstanding loans held by the country's four main categories of banks, including "shinkin" or credit unions, stood at 573.034 trillion yen. source: Bank of Japan

Loan Growth in Japan averaged 0.27 percent from 2001 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 6.70 percent in August of 2020 and a record low of -5 percent in October of 2002. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Bank Lending - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Bank Lending - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2020.

Loan Growth in Japan is expected to be 4.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Loan Growth in Japan to stand at 3.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Bank Lending is projected to trend around 2.40 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Bank Lending

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.20 6.40 6.70 -5.00 2001 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-10 11:50 PM Bank Lending YoY Jul 6.3% 6.2% 6.5% 5.9%
2020-09-07 11:50 PM Bank Lending YoY Aug 6.7% 6.3% 6.2%
2020-10-11 11:50 PM Bank Lending YoY Sep 6.4% 6.7% 6.5%
2020-11-09 11:50 PM Bank Lending YoY Oct 6.2% 6.4% 5.6% 6.2%
2020-12-07 11:50 PM Bank Lending YoY Nov 6.2%
2021-01-13 11:50 PM Bank Lending YoY Dec
2021-02-09 11:50 PM Bank Lending YoY Jan
2021-03-08 11:50 PM Bank Lending YoY Feb


News Stream
Japan Bank Lending Slows
Total bank lending in Japan rose 6.2 percent in October from the same month a year earlier, slower than a 6.4 percent gain in September, but above market expectations of a 5.7 percent gain. Outstanding loans held by the country's four main categories of banks, including "shinkin" or credit unions, stood at 573.034 trillion yen.
2020-11-10
Japan Bank Lending Rises Further
Overall bank lending in Japan expanded 6.7 percent year-on-year in August of 2020, following a 6.3 percent increase in the prior month. It was the highest growth rate on record and was due to a rise in fund demand from firms affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-09-07
Japan Bank Lending Grows Further
Overall bank lending in Japan rose by a record 6.3 percent year-on-year in July of 2020, following a 6.2 percent increase in the prior month but below market expectations of a 6.5 percent gain. It was the highest growth rate on record and was due to a rise in fund demand from firms affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-08-10
Japan Bank Lending Grows the Most on Record
Overall bank lending in Japan surged a record 6.2 percent year-on-year in June of 2020, following a 4.8 percent increase in the prior month but below market expectations of a 7.2 percent gain. It was the highest growth rate on record due to a rise in fund demand from firms affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-07

Japan Bank Lending
In Japan, bank lending refers to the year-on-year change of all outstanding loans and discounts with banks and shinkin banks. Lending increases with increased business confidence and investment and it is an important indicator for the Japanese economy because of the weakness that has plagued the Japanese banking sector.