The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, was revised lower to 98.7 in February 2021 from a preliminary reading of 99.7, and after a downwardly revised 98.1 a month earlier. Still, this was the highest reading since October 2018, as the economy recovers further from the COVID-19 crisis. source: Cabinet Office, Japan

Leading Economic Index in Japan averaged 91.39 points from 1985 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 108.80 points in November of 2013 and a record low of 72.10 points in February of 2009. This page provides - Japan Leading Composite Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Leading Economic Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Leading Economic Index in Japan is expected to be 95.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Leading Economic Index in Japan to stand at 97.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Leading Economic Index is projected to trend around 100.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Leading Economic Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
98.70 98.10 108.80 72.10 1985 - 2021 points Monthly
2015=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-08 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Jan 99.1 97.7 96
2021-03-22 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Jan 98.5 97.7 99.1 99.1
2021-04-07 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Feb 99.7 98.5 99.3
2021-04-26 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Feb 98.7 98.1 99.7
2021-05-12 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Mar 98.7 98.2
2021-05-25 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Mar
2021-06-07 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Prel Apr
2021-06-24 05:00 AM Leading Economic Index Final Apr


News Stream
Japan Leading Economic Index Highest in Over 2 Years
The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, was revised lower to 98.7 in February 2021 from a preliminary reading of 99.7, and after a downwardly revised 98.1 a month earlier. Still, this was the highest reading since October 2018, as the economy recovers further from the COVID-19 crisis.
2021-04-26
Japan Leading Economic Index Highest Since 2018
The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, increased to 99.7 in February 2021 from 98.5 a month earlier, a preliminary data showed. This was the highest reading since June 2018, amid the launch COVID-19 vaccination programme.
2021-04-07
Japan Leading Economic Index Revised Lower
The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, was revised lower to 98.5 in January 2021 from a preliminary data of 99.1 and following a final 97.7 a month earlier. It was the highest reading since October 2018, amid hopes of an economic recovery from the pandemic shock.
2021-03-22
Japan Leading Economic Index Highest in Over 2 Years
The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, increased to 99.1 in January 2021, up from an upwardly revised 97.7 a month earlier, a preliminary estimate showed. It was the highest reading since September 2018, amid hopes of an economic recovery from the pandemic shock.
2021-03-08

Japan Leading Economic Index
In Japan, the Leading Composite Index consists of 12 indexes such as account inventory ratios, machinery orders, stock prices and other leading economic indicators. The index anticipates changes in the direction of the Japanese economy in the coming months. In general, increase in the index reflects that the economy is in an expansion phase, and decreasing coincident index reflects that the economy is in a contraction phase. The index is used to make official judgement on when the business cycle begins and ends.