Japan - Business Confidence





Japan: Business Confidence

Mnemonic CIB.IJPN
Unit Diffusion Index, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 94.03 %
Data 2019 Q4 0.4
2019 Q3 6.7

Series Information

Source Economic and Social Research Institute - Japan
Release Business Outlook Survey
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 6/30/2004
End Date 12/31/2019

Japan: Business

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Business Confidence 2019 Q4 0.4 6.7 Diffusion Index, NSA Quarterly
Industrial Production May 2019 104.9 102.8 Index 2015=100, SA Monthly
Change in Inventories 2019 Q1 1,980 1,829 Bil. JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Real Change in Inventories 2019 Q1 2,114 1,787 Bil. Ch. 2011 JPY, SAAR Quarterly

Release Information

This survey analyzes the current/planned profit, investments, etc. and business leaders' assessments of and forecasts for the economy in order to gain basic information for keeping track of economic trends.


  • Survey area

        This survey covers business enterprises that establish their headquarters or principal offices in Japan and have capital stock 10 million yen or more.

  • Survey method

        This survey is based on questionnaires that self-reporting by mail or online from respondent companies.

  • Items of the survey

    Qualitative survey items 1. business conditions
    2. reasons for decision in business conditions
    3. general domestic economic conditions
    4. sales
    5. current profit
    6. domestic demand
    7. overseas demand
    8. sales price of products and services
    9. purchasing price of input materials and products
    10. inventory level of products or commodities for sales
    11. inventory level of input materials
    12. financial position
    13. attitude of financial institutions in financing
    14. production and sales facilities utilization
    15. number of employees
    16. number of temporary employees and part-timers
    17. measures for profit improvement
    Quantitative survey items 1. sales and profit 18. sales
    19. current profit
    2. investment in plant and equipment 20. amount of newly reported investment
    21. land
    22. software

Data is revised when new data becomes available.

Survey frequency and period

 
Reference Terms The time of publication
April-June the end of June
July-September the end of September
October-December the end of December
January-March the end of March