Japanese companies raised spending on plant and equipment by 4.5 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2018, following a 12.8 percent increase in the previous period. Investment of manufacturing companies grew 5.1 percent (vs 19.8% in Q2) amid a slowdown in investment across transport equipment firms (3.4% vs 17.1%), information & communication electronics equipment (9% vs 66.1%), and chemical & allied products (23% vs 24.2%). At the same time, a decline was seen in spending on iron & steel (-9.3% vs -0.9%), and electrical machinery, equipment & supplies (-7.8% vs -5.4%). Meanwhile, investment of non-manufacturing companies rose 4.2 percent (vs 9.2% in Q2) as spending slowed on transport & postal activities (21.3% vs 44.6%) and production, transmission & distribution of electricity (13.6% vs 60.7%); but fell on services (-8.9% vs -4.5%) and wholesale & retail trade (-5.7% vs 14.9%). Private Investment in Japan averaged -0.69 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
2018-02-28 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 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 4.5% 5.41%
2019-06-02 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 4.92%
2019-09-01 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 1.42%


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 19.00 19.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.40 52.20 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 52.30 52.40 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.20 -2.50 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 2.90 -0.40 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.20 -2.50 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 105.20 101.20 136.10 68.60 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1086.17 899.96 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 7.60 -18.30 25.50 -18.30 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1157.40 971.50 7611.00 -6584.40 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 718.00 730.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 18284.72 26401.12 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 104.50 101.60 107.20 69.40 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 51.00 49.50 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 692919.00 595931.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 240819.00 227172.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 100.50 99.60 108.00 72.40 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 14.00 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 4.50 12.80 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -8.50 -0.20 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 5322.00 4996.00 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 52.40 52.50 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 39.00 34.00 39.00 13.00 [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 24.00 22.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Steel Production 8563.52 8418.41 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 December of 2018.

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




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