The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, was at 88.4 in August 2020, the highest since February, compared with the preliminary reading of 88.8 and a final 86.7 a month earlier, following the reopening of business units amid the loosening of coronavirus pandemic restrictions. source: Cabinet Office, Japan

Leading Economic Index in Japan averaged 91.58 points from 1985 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 107.80 points in November of 2013 and a record low of 72.70 points in February of 2009. This page provides - Japan Leading Composite Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Leading Economic Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020.

Leading Economic Index in Japan is expected to be 90.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Leading Economic Index in Japan to stand at 97.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Leading Economic Index is projected to trend around 100.00 points in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Leading Economic Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
88.40 86.70 107.80 72.70 1985 - 2020 points Monthly
2015=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-09-07 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Jul 86.9 83.8 85
2020-09-30 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Jul 86.7 83.8 86.9 86.9
2020-10-07 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Aug 88.8 86.7 88
2020-10-26 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Aug 88.4 86.7 88.8 88.8
2020-11-09 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Sep 88.4 88
2020-11-26 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Sep 88
2020-12-07 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Oct
2020-12-23 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Oct


News Stream
Japan Leading Index Revised Lower
The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, was at 88.4 in August 2020, the highest since February, compared with the preliminary reading of 88.8 and a final 86.7 a month earlier, following the reopening of business units amid the loosening of coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
2020-10-26
Japan Leading Economic Index Highest in 6 Months
The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, rose by 2.1 points to 88.8 in August 2020, the highest since February, a preliminary estimate showed. The improvement in the index followed the reopening of business units amid the loosening of coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
2020-10-07
Japan Leading Index Revised Slightly Lower
The index for leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, stood at 86.7 in July 2020, compared with the preliminary reading of 86.9 and a final 83.8 a month earlier, amid a gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, with more non-essential business resuming their operations.
2020-09-30
Japan Leading Index Rises to 5-Month High
The index for leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, rose to 86.9 in July 2020 from 84.4 a month earlier. This was the highest reading since February, amid a gradual lift of COVID-19 restrictions, with more non-essential business resuming their operations.
2020-09-07

Japan Leading Economic Index
In Japan, the Leading Composite Index consists of 12 indexes such as account inventory ratios, machinery orders, stock prices and other leading economic indicators. The index anticipates changes in the direction of the Japanese economy in the coming months. In general, increase in the index reflects that the economy is in an expansion phase, and decreasing coincident index reflects that the economy is in a contraction phase. The index is used to make official judgement on when the business cycle begins and ends.