The Consumer Confidence Index in Japan edged down to 40.4 in April 2019 from 40.5 in the previous month, staying slightly above market expectations of 40.3. This was the weakest reading since February 2016, as households' willingness to buy durable goods fell (down 1.1 points from a month earlier to 38.8) and their sentiment over income growth deteriorated (down 0.1 points to 40.5). Meanwhile, there was an improvement in consumers' confidence toward employment (up 0.7 points to 44.4) and overall livelihood (up 0.3 points to 38.0). Consumer Confidence in Japan averaged 42.25 Index Points from 1982 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 50.80 Index Points in December of 1988 and a record low of 27.50 Index Points in January of 2009.

Consumer Confidence in Japan is expected to be 41.80 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Consumer Confidence in Japan to stand at 45.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Consumer Confidence is projected to trend around 43.90 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-30 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 41.9 42.7 42.5 42.4
2019-03-01 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 41.5 41.9 41.6 41.3
2019-04-08 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 40.5 41.5 42.3 42
2019-05-09 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 40.4 40.5 40.3 41
2019-05-31 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 40.4 40.5
2019-07-01 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 41.8
2019-07-31 05:00 AM Consumer Confidence 41


Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 40.40 40.50 50.80 27.50 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.20 0.40 8.30 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.00 0.60 36.50 -14.30 percent [+]
Household Spending 2.10 1.70 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 300989.90 299766.70 305974.80 150439.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 392.51 435.99 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 15.50 25.80 54.30 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.00 1.00 9.90 0.90 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 57.70 57.40 72.20 20.30 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.31 1.29 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 332103.00 332525.00 415556.00 221292.00 JPY Billion [+]


Japan Consumer Confidence

In Japan, the Monthly Consumer Confidence survey data is collected by direct visit and covers about 4,700 households consisting of more than two persons. The questionnaire covers four subjects: consumer perceptions of overall livelihood, income growth, employment and willingness to buy durable goods. For each subject an index based on the respondents’ evaluation of what they consider the prospects to be over the next six months is created. The Consumer Confidence Index is the simple average of the four consumer perception indexes. A score above 50 indicates optimism, below 50 shows lack of confidence and 50 indicates neutrality. This page provides - Japan Consumer Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Consumer Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
40.40 40.50 50.80 27.50 1982 - 2019 Index Points Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 34.40 Apr/19
Australia 101.30 May/19
Brazil 48.40 Mar/19
Canada 53.71 May/19
China 124.10 Mar/19
Euro Area -7.90 Apr/19
France 96.00 Apr/19
Germany 10.40 May/19
India 105.00 Jun/19
Indonesia 128.10 Apr/19
Italy 110.50 Apr/19
Japan 40.40 Apr/19
Mexico 113.70 Apr/19
Netherlands -3.00 Apr/19
Russia -16.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 109.00 Dec/18
South Africa 2.00 Mar/19
South Korea 102.00 Apr/19
Spain 97.00 Apr/19
Switzerland -6.00 Jun/19
Turkey 63.50 Apr/19
United Kingdom -13.00 Apr/19
United States 102.40 May/19


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