The assessment of the coincident index in Japan, which consists of a range of data including factory output, employment, and retail sales, dropped to 74.6 in May 2020 from 80.1 in the prior month, a preliminary figure showed. This was the weakest reading since July 2009, as business activity and demand were severely affected by strict measures to combat the COVID-19 crisis.

Coincident Index in Japan averaged 93.65 from 1985 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 107.30 in October of 1990 and a record low of 69.40 in March of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Coincident Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Coincident Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Cabinet Office, Japan

Coincident Index in Japan is expected to be 88.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Coincident Index in Japan to stand at 99.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Coincident Index is projected to trend around 101.00 in 2021 and 106.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Coincident Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
74.60 80.10 107.30 69.40 1985 - 2020 Monthly
2015=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-05-25 05:00 AM Coincident Index Final Mar 90.2 95.4 90.5 90.5
2020-06-05 05:00 AM Coincident Index Prel Apr 81.5 88.8 90.3 87.5
2020-06-24 05:00 AM Coincident Index Final Apr 80.1 88.8 81.5 81.5
2020-07-07 05:00 AM Coincident Index Prel May 74.6 80.1 77
2020-07-27 05:00 AM Coincident Index Final May 80.1 74.6 74.6
2020-08-07 05:00 AM Coincident Index Prel Jun 82
2020-08-26 05:00 AM Coincident Index Final Jun 82
2020-09-06 05:00 AM Coincident Index Prel Jul


News Stream
Japan Coincident Index Lowest Since 2009
The assessment of the coincident index in Japan, which consists of a range of data including factory output, employment, and retail sales, dropped to 74.6 in May 2020 from 80.1 in the prior month, a preliminary figure showed. This was the weakest reading since July 2009, as business activity and demand were severely affected by strict measures to combat the COVID-19 crisis.
2020-07-07
Japan Coincident Index Lowest Since October 2009
The assessment of the coincident index in Japan, which consists of a range of data including factory output, employment, and retail sales, was revised lower to 80.1 in April 2020, from a preliminary estimate of 81.5 and compared to 88.8 in March. This was the weakest reading since October 2009, as the coronavirus crisis ravaged business activity and demand.
2020-06-24
Japan Coincident Index Lowest Since November 2009
The assessment of the coincident index in Japan, which consists of a range of data including factory output, employment, and retail sales, declined to 81.5 in April 2020 from a downwardly revised 88.8 in a month earlier, below market consesnsus of 90.3, a preliminary data showed. This was the weakest reading since November 2009, reflecting the coronavirus health crisis ravaged business activity and demand.
2020-06-05
Japan Coincident Index Lowest in Nearly 9 Years
The assessment of the coincident index in Japan, which consists of a range of data including factory output and retail sales, was revised lower to 90.2 in March 2020, compared with the preliminary reading of 90.5 and a final estimate of 95.4 a month earlier. This was the weakest reading since June 2011, reflecting the economic blow from the COVID-19 pandemic. There were declines in indexes measuring industrial production (95.8 vs 99.5), producer's shipments of producer goods for mining and manufacturing (95.9 vs 100.2), producer's shipments of durable consumer goods (89.0 vs 98.2), non-scheduled worked hours (89.1 vs 93.7), and producer's shipment of investment goods excluding transport equipment (91.2 vs 98.9). In addition, retail sales dropped 4.7 percent (vs 1.6 percent in February) and wholesale sales were down 6.9 percent (vs -6.3 percent in February). The effective job offer rate dropped to 1.39, the lowest since September 2016.
2020-05-25

Japan Coincident Index
Coincident Index correlates with the business cycle, and is used to identify the current state of the economy. In general, increasing coincident index shows that the economy is in an expansion phase, and decreasing coincident index reflects that the economy is in a contraction phase. The index is calculated using month-over-month percentage changes in 11 leading indicators, 11 coincident indicators, and 6 lagging indicators.