Small Business Sentiment in Japan decreased to 6 in the first quarter of 2019 from 14 in the fourth quarter of 2018. Small Business Sentiment in Japan averaged -6.94 from 1967 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 46 in the third quarter of 1973 and a record low of -60 in the fourth quarter of 1998.

Small Business Sentiment in Japan is expected to be 15.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Small Business Sentiment in Japan to stand at 5.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Small Business Sentiment is projected to trend around -4.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-01 11:50 PM Tankan Small Manufacturers Index 14 15 13 14
2018-09-30 11:50 PM Tankan Small Manufacturers Index 14 14 13 15
2018-12-13 11:50 PM Tankan Small Manufacturers Index 14 14 13 13
2019-03-31 11:50 PM Tankan Small Manufacturers Index 6 14 10 12
2019-06-30 11:50 PM Tankan Small Manufacturers Index 6 12
2019-09-30 11:50 PM Tankan Small Manufacturers Index 10
2019-12-12 11:50 PM Tankan Small Manufacturers Index 5


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 12.00 19.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.50 49.20 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 52.00 52.30 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.10 0.70 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.70 -2.50 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.10 0.70 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 101.00 100.00 136.10 68.60 Index Points [+]
New Orders 983.99 1060.92 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 1.80 -5.40 25.50 -17.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1599.80 1520.70 7636.60 -6554.30 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 662.00 589.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 19476.32 18284.72 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 98.80 98.10 107.00 69.30 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 44.80 47.50 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 677024.00 682426.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 357254.00 261007.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 97.40 96.50 107.90 72.40 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 5.70 4.50 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -1.40 -4.60 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 4796.00 4438.00 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 50.40 50.70 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 7743.38 8141.17 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


Japan Small Business Sentiment

Tankan Business Conditions Small Manufacturing Enterprises Diffusion Index is based on the survey of approximately 220,000 private enterprises (excluding financial institutions) with at least 20 million yen in capital. The survey is done by mail or e-mail and asks participants to evaluate current trends and conditions in the business place and their respective industries as well as their expected business activities for the next quarter and year. The indicator is calculated by subtracting the percentage share of enterprises responding on the negative side from the share giving positive assessments. The index varies on a scale of -100 to 100 such that a value above zero indicates business optimism, a value below zero pessimism and 0 indicates neutrality. This page provides - Japan Small Business Sentiment- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Small Business Sentiment - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.00 14.00 46.00 -60.00 1967 - 2019 Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
Australia -1.12 Dec/18
Brazil 60.50 Mar/19
Japan 6.00 Mar/19
United Kingdom -31.00 Mar/19


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