Japanese companies raised spending on plant and equipment by 6.1 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, more than a 5.7 percent increase in the previous period but missing market expectations of 11.6 percent growth. Investment of manufacturing companies rose sharply (8.5 percent vs 10.9 percent in Q4), mainly led by chemicals (42.1 percent vs 21.6 percent), production machinery (43.1 percent vs 24.1 percent), fabricated metal products (23.2 percent vs 16.7 percent), and iron & steel (12.6 percent vs 8.4 percent). By contrast, investment of transport equipment companies plunged (-6.5 percent vs 60.3 percent). Growth in investment of non-manufacturing companies accelerated (5 percent vs 2.7 percent), driven by spending on goods rental & leasing (47.7 percent vs 27.8 percent), transport & postal activities (12.9 percent vs 5.8 percent), production & distribution of electricity (10 percent vs 8.2 percent), and construction (15.3 percent vs -1.2 percent). Private Investment in Japan averaged -0.38 percent from 2008 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 12.80 percent in the second quarter of 2018 and a record low of -25.33 percent in the first quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-02 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 12.8% 3.4% 6.6% 2.6%
2018-12-02 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 4.5% 12.8% 8.6% 10.6%
2019-02-28 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 5.7% 4.5% 4.5% 3.2%
2019-06-02 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 6.1% 5.7% 11.6% 6.5%
2019-09-01 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 6.1%
2019-12-01 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 12.00 19.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.50 49.80 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.70 51.80 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.10 -4.30 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.60 -0.60 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.10 -4.30 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 102.20 100.60 136.10 68.60 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1071.56 938.29 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 5.20 3.80 25.50 -17.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 2191.10 1837.80 7637.40 -6554.90 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 695.00 645.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 22244.02 19476.32 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 102.10 101.10 107.00 69.30 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 44.10 45.30 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 780165.00 745407.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 212636.00 199587.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 95.90 95.70 108.00 72.50 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 6.00 14.00 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 6.10 5.70 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -3.20 -4.80 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 4775.00 4349.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.47 81.59 82.47 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 5.00 8.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 50.70 50.80 54.10 46.30 [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 73.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 20.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 39.00 34.00 39.00 13.00 [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 21.00 24.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Steel Production 8646.61 9084.18 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


Japan Capital Spending

Capital Spending in Japan refers to a year-on-year change in capital investments of private profit-making corporations with capital of 10 million yen or over. The survey includes all industries except finance and insurance. This page provides - Japan Private Investment- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Capital Spending - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.10 5.70 12.80 -25.33 2008 - 2019 percent Quarterly




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