Japanese companies raised spending on plant and equipment by 5.7 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018 following a 4.5 percent increase in the previous period and beating market expectations of 4.5 percent. It was the ninth straight quarter in expansion zone, as investment of manufacturing companies surged 10.9 percent (vs 5.1 percent in Q3), led by information & communication electronics equipment (60.3 percent), chemicals (21.6 percent) and production machinery (24.1 percent), more than offsetting a 10.8 percent decline in food manufacturing companies. Meantime, investment of non-manufacturing companies climbed at a slower 2.7 percent pace (vs 4.2 percent in Q3), as wholesale and retail trade plunged 12.6 percent (vs -5.7 percent) and services dropped 3.7 percent (vs -8.9 percent). Private Investment in Japan averaged -0.53 percent from 2008 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 12.80 percent in the second quarter of 2018 and a record low of -25.33 percent in the first quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-31 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 3.4% 4.3% 3.2% -1.2%
2018-09-02 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 12.8% 3.4% 6.6% 2.6%
2018-12-02 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 4.5% 12.8% 8.6% 10.6%
2019-02-28 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 5.7% 4.5% 4.5% 3.2%
2019-06-02 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 5.7%
2019-09-01 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY
2019-12-01 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 12.00 19.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.50 49.20 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 52.00 52.30 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.10 0.70 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.70 -2.50 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.10 0.70 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 101.00 100.00 136.10 68.60 Index Points [+]
New Orders 983.99 1060.92 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 1.80 -5.40 25.50 -17.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1599.80 1520.70 7636.60 -6554.30 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 662.00 589.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 19476.32 18284.72 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 98.80 98.10 107.00 69.30 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 44.80 47.50 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 677024.00 682426.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 357254.00 261007.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 97.40 96.50 107.90 72.40 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 6.00 14.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Internet Speed 20171.96 19574.52 20171.96 6541.92 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 43689566.00 43995715.00 44977757.00 23570249.00 IP [+]
Private Investment 5.70 4.50 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -1.40 -4.60 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 4796.00 4438.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.47 81.59 82.47 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 5.00 8.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 50.40 50.70 54.10 46.30 [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 73.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 20.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 39.00 34.00 39.00 13.00 [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 21.00 24.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Steel Production 7743.38 8141.17 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


Japan Capital Spending

Capital Spending in Japan refers to a year-on-year change in capital investments of private profit-making corporations with capital of 10 million yen or over. The survey includes all industries except finance and insurance. This page provides - Japan Private Investment- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Capital Spending - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.70 4.50 12.80 -25.33 2008 - 2018 percent Quarterly




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