The au Jibun Bank Japan Services PMI was revised higher to 45.0 in June 2020 from a preliminary estimate of 42.3 and compared to May's 26.5. This was the highest reading since February as a state of emergency due to the coronavirus crisis was lifted, allowing companies in transport, information, communication, finance, real estate, and business services sectors to restart operations. However, where output did rise, panel comments suggest that growth was limited due to below-capacity operations and low customer numbers. New business continued to fall, although the decline moderated from those seen in the two previous months. Meantime, employment was down marginally, while volumes of outstanding business fell solidly. On the price front, input costs stabilized and output charges dropped as firms cut prices for a fourth month running to support sales. Finally, business confidence improved to a four-month high.

Services Pmi in Japan averaged 50.24 points from 2013 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 55.30 points in October of 2013 and a record low of 21.50 points in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Services PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Services PMI - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Markit Economics

Services Pmi in Japan is expected to be 50.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Services Pmi in Japan to stand at 51.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Services PMI is projected to trend around 51.90 points in 2021 and 51.60 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Services PMI

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
45.00 26.50 55.30 21.50 2013 - 2020 points Monthly


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Japan Services PMI Revised Higher
The au Jibun Bank Japan Services PMI was revised higher to 45.0 in June 2020 from a preliminary estimate of 42.3 and compared to May's 26.5. This was the highest reading since February as a state of emergency due to the coronavirus crisis was lifted, allowing companies in transport, information, communication, finance, real estate, and business services sectors to restart operations. However, where output did rise, panel comments suggest that growth was limited due to below-capacity operations and low customer numbers. New business continued to fall, although the decline moderated from those seen in the two previous months. Meantime, employment was down marginally, while volumes of outstanding business fell solidly. On the price front, input costs stabilized and output charges dropped as firms cut prices for a fourth month running to support sales. Finally, business confidence improved to a four-month high.
2020-07-03
Japan Services Shrink at a Softer Pace
The au Jibun Bank Japan Services Flash PMI jumped to a four-month high of 42.3 in June 2020 from a final 26.5 in May as a state of emergency due to the coronavirus crisis lifted, allowing activities in transport, information, communication, finance, real estate, and business services to reopen. Both new orders and overseas sales fell at softer rates, while employment increased following a drop in May. On the price front, both input cost and selling prices declined less. Finally, sentiment was less negative.
2020-06-23
Japan Service Sector Contracts at Softer Rate
The au Jibun Bank Japan Services PMI was revised higher to 26.5 in May 2020 from a preliminary estimate of 25.3 and compared to a record low of 21.5 in April. The index remained indicative of a contraction in activity that was unparalleled in comparison to those seen since data were first collected in September 2007. New orders continued to drop at a sharp pace, with falling drastically, while employment declined the most since February 2010. Price pressures remained deflationary as both input prices and output charges fell when compared with April. Looking ahead, business sentiment remained negative.
2020-06-03
Japan Service Sector Shrinks at Softer Rate
The au Jibun Bank Japan Services PMI rose to 25.3 in May 2020 from a record low of 21.5 in the previous month. Still, this was the second-lowest reading since the survey began, as the COVID-19 outbreak hit transport, tourism, communication, finance, insurance, and real estate sectors. Both new orders and export sales fell at softer rates, while employment continued to fall sharply. In terms of prices, input cost deflation was unchanged, while selling prices declined less than in the previous month. Finally, business confidence weakened further.
2020-05-21

Japan Services PMI
The Japan Services PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index) is based on data collected from a representative panel of over 400 private service sector companies based in Japan. The index tracks variables such as sales, employment, inventories and prices. A reading above 50 indicates that the services sector is generally expanding; below 50 indicates that it is generally declining.