Japan - Business Confidence

Japan: Business Confidence

Mnemonic CIB.IJPN
Unit Diffusion Index, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 642.86 %
Data 2023 Q3 5.2
2023 Q2 0.7

Series Information

Source Economic and Social Research Institute - Japan
Release Business Outlook Survey
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 6/30/2004
End Date 9/30/2023

Japan: Business

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Business Confidence 2023 Q3 5.2 0.7 Diffusion Index, NSA Quarterly
Industrial Production Jan 2023 90.7 95.8 Index 2015=100, SA Monthly
Change in Inventories 2022 Q4 560.6 3,770 Bil. JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Real Change in Inventories 2022 Q4 201.6 2,986 Bil. Ch. 2015 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.

The last three quarters of the dataseries are:

- Actual values (last period minus two)

- Preliminary values (last period minus one)

- Forecast value (last period)

  • 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