Japan Capital Spending  2008-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Capital spending in Japan rose 3.4 percent year-on-year in the March quarter of 2018, edging down from a 4.3 percent growth rate in the prior period and surpassing market expectations of 3.2 percent growth. It marked the sixth straight quarter of increase in private investment, with slower growth explained by a marked slowdown in manufacturing (+2.8 percent vs +6.5 percent). In contrast, non-manufacturing advanced at a faster pace (3.6 percent vs 3.0 percent). Private Investment in Japan averaged -1.16 percent from 2008 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 11.20 percent in the third quarter of 2015 and a record low of -25.33 percent in the first quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-30 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 4.2% 1.5%
2018-02-28 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 4.3% 4.2% 3.1% 1.7%
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 3.4% 4.46%
2018-12-02 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 3.17%


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 21.00 24.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.30 53.00 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.30 51.40 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -0.90 4.20 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.80 -0.20 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.23 4.32 29.33 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 99.80 102.00 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 985.28 1121.84 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -8.80 -3.70 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 455.70 1443.60 7649.30 -6558.50 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 702.00 690.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 20165.23 20941.04 22389.97 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 116.30 116.80 120.60 77.90 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 47.50 48.20 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 618109.00 667610.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 245068.00 252477.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 105.20 106.90 112.70 75.00 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 14.00 15.00 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 3.40 4.30 11.20 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -5.80 -6.80 18.70 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 4832.00 4825.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.49 5.48 5.50 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 9.00 8.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 51.80 52.10 54.10 46.30 [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 72.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 20.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 34.00 34.00 34.00 13.00 [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 24.00 23.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Steel Production 8759.78 9093.15 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.40 4.30 11.20 -25.33 2008 - 2018 percent Quarterly




private investment by Country
Country Last
Australia 0.40 Mar/18
Japan 3.40 Mar/18
Mexico 0.90 May/18
United Kingdom 0.50 Jun/18


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