Small Business Sentiment in Japan decreased to -9 in the fourth quarter of 2019 from -4 in the third quarter of 2019.

Small Business Sentiment in Japan averaged -6.90 from 1967 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 46 in the third quarter of 1973 and a record low of -60 in the fourth quarter of 1998. This page provides - Japan Small Business Sentiment- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: Bank of Japan

Small Business Sentiment in Japan is expected to be -7.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Small Business Sentiment in Japan to stand at -6.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Small Business Sentiment is projected to trend around 5.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Japan Small Business Sentiment

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-9.00 -4.00 46.00 -60.00 1967 - 2019 Quarterly
NSA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-31 11:50 PM Q1 6 14 10 12
2019-06-30 11:50 PM Q2 -1 6 2 5
2019-09-30 11:50 PM Q3 -4 -1 -6 -4
2019-12-12 11:50 PM Q4 -9 -4 -8 -7
2020-03-31 11:50 PM Q1 -10


Japan Small Business Sentiment
Tankan Business Conditions Small Manufacturing Enterprises Diffusion Index is based on the survey of approximately 220,000 private enterprises (excluding financial institutions) with at least 20 million yen in capital. The survey is done by mail or e-mail and asks participants to evaluate current trends and conditions in the business place and their respective industries as well as their expected business activities for the next quarter and year. The indicator is calculated by subtracting the percentage share of enterprises responding on the negative side from the share giving positive assessments. The index varies on a scale of -100 to 100 such that a value above zero indicates business optimism, a value below zero pessimism and 0 indicates neutrality.

Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 0.00 5.00 53.00 -58.00 points [+]
Services Pmi 52.10 49.40 55.30 46.40 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.30 48.40 56.20 29.60 points [+]
Industrial Production -8.20 -7.70 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.00 -4.50 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -8.10 -7.70 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 95.50 95.80 136.10 68.60 points [+]
New Orders 1153.53 1013.55 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 18.00 -6.00 25.50 -17.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 871.20 1934.00 7639.10 -6605.20 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 704.00 728.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 17323.17 23232.47 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 94.70 95.30 106.90 69.40 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 39.80 39.40 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 667462.00 714844.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 194765.00 205814.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 90.80 91.60 108.00 72.50 points [+]
Small Business Sentiment -9.00 -4.00 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 7.10 1.90 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 20.00 21.00 57.00 -41.00 points [+]
Machine Tool Orders 89969.00 81669.00 182860.00 19037.00 JPY Million [+]
Mining Production -9.80 -3.40 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Tertiary Industry Index 105.40 104.70 109.70 73.20 points [+]
Reuters Tankan Index -6.00 -6.00 39.00 -78.00 points [+]
Steel Production 7742.91 8157.07 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Cement Production 5198.00 5198.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
All Industry Activity Index 103.90 103.00 108.70 94.20 points [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.27 82.47 82.47 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 6.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 51.10 48.60 54.10 46.30 points [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 73.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 18.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 29.00 39.00 39.00 13.00 [+]