Japanese companies raised spending on plant and equipment by 6.1 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, more than a 5.7 percent increase in the previous period but missing market expectations of 11.6 percent growth. Investment of manufacturing companies rose sharply (8.5 percent vs 10.9 percent in Q4), mainly led by chemicals (42.1 percent vs 21.6 percent), production machinery (43.1 percent vs 24.1 percent), fabricated metal products (23.2 percent vs 16.7 percent), and iron & steel (12.6 percent vs 8.4 percent). By contrast, investment of transport equipment companies plunged (-6.5 percent vs 60.3 percent). Growth in investment of non-manufacturing companies accelerated (5 percent vs 2.7 percent), driven by spending on goods rental & leasing (47.7 percent vs 27.8 percent), transport & postal activities (12.9 percent vs 5.8 percent), production & distribution of electricity (10 percent vs 8.2 percent), and construction (15.3 percent vs -1.2 percent). Private Investment in Japan averaged -0.38 percent from 2008 until 2019, 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
2018-09-02 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY Q2 12.8% 3.4% 6.6% 2.6%
2018-12-02 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY Q3 4.5% 12.8% 8.6% 10.6%
2019-02-28 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY Q4 5.7% 4.5% 4.5% 3.2%
2019-06-02 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY Q1 6.1% 5.7% 11.6% 6.5%
2019-09-01 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY Q2 6.1%
2019-12-01 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY Q3


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 7.00 12.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.40 49.30 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.80 51.90 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -3.80 -2.10 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -3.30 2.00 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -3.80 -2.10 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 101.20 103.90 136.10 68.60 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1122.80 1020.55 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 13.90 -7.80 25.50 -17.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 2191.10 1837.80 7637.40 -6554.90 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 802.00 734.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 22244.02 19476.32 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 100.40 103.40 107.00 69.30 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 41.20 44.00 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 676431.00 699356.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 258150.00 248056.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 93.30 94.90 108.00 72.50 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment -1.00 6.00 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 [+]
Machine Tool Orders 101268.00 98928.00 182860.00 19037.00 JPY Million [+]
Mining Production -7.60 -2.00 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 4694.00 4775.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
All Industry Activity Index 106.70 106.40 108.70 94.20 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.47 81.59 82.47 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 5.00 8.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 50.60 50.80 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 [+]
Private Investment 6.10 5.70 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 23.00 21.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Reuters Tankan Index -4.00 3.00 39.00 -78.00 Index Points [+]
Tertiary Industry Index 106.90 107.00 107.20 73.20 Index Points [+]
Steel Production 8789.26 8675.70 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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.10 5.70 12.80 -25.33 2008 - 2019 percent Quarterly




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