The value of loans in Japan increased 2.70 percent in October of 2022 over the same month in the previous year. source: Bank of Japan

Loan Growth in Japan averaged 0.46 percent from 2001 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 6.70 percent in August of 2020 and a record low of -5.00 percent in October of 2002. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Bank Lending - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Bank Lending - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2022.

Loan Growth in Japan is expected to be 2.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Bank Lending is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2023 and 2.40 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Bank Lending



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-10-12 11:50 PM Sep 2.3% 1.9% 2.2%
2022-11-08 11:50 PM Oct 2.7% 2.3% 2.4%
2022-12-07 11:50 PM Nov 2.7% 2.5%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Interest Rate -0.10 -0.10 percent Oct 2022
Money Supply M1 1029914.20 1029061.70 JPY Billion Oct 2022
Money Supply M0 114787.00 114594.40 JPY Billion Oct 2022
Money Supply M2 1206398.60 1207930.20 JPY Billion Oct 2022
Money Supply M3 1565610.90 1564779.70 JPY Billion Oct 2022
Central Bank Balance Sheet 695953.20 684921.20 JPY Billion Oct 2022
Loans to Private Sector 516328.60 513986.00 JPY Billion Oct 2022
Deposit Interest Rate -0.20 -0.20 percent Nov 2022
Loan Growth 2.70 2.30 percent Oct 2022

Japan Bank Lending
In Japan, bank lending refers to the year-on-year change of all outstanding loans and discounts with banks and shinkin banks. Lending increases with increased business confidence and investment and it is an important indicator for the Japanese economy because of the weakness that has plagued the Japanese banking sector.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.70 2.30 6.70 -5.00 2001 - 2022 percent Monthly

News Stream
Japan Bank Lending Jumps to 16-Month High
The value of loans in Japan increased 2.3% year-on-year in September 2022, rising from a 1.9% growth in August and accelerating at the fastest pace since May 2021, as companies ramped up borrowing to fund demand for property and corporate transactions, as well as to meet rising raw material costs and finance the economic reopening. Outstanding loans held by the country's major, regional and “shinkin” banks stood at 590.54 trillion yen. The main drivers of loan growth were major and regional banks, rising 2.4% and 2.8%, respectively, while lending in “shinkin" banks increased slightly by 0.3%
2022-10-13
Japan Bank Lending Rises to 15-Month High
The value of loans in Japan increased 1.9% YoY in August 2022, improving from a downwardly revised 1.7% growth in July and accelerating at the fastest pace since May 2021, as companies ramped up borrowing to fund demand for property and corporate transactions, as well as to meet rising raw material costs and finance the economic reopening. Outstanding loans held by the country's major, regional and “shinkin” banks stood at 587.929 trillion yen. The main drivers of loan growth were major and regional banks, rising 1.9% and 2.5%, respectively, while lending in “shinkin" banks increased slightly by 0.1%.
2022-09-08
Japan Bank Lending Accelerates in July
The value of loans in Japan increased 1.8% YoY in July 2022, accelerating from a revised 1.2% gain in the previous month as companies ramped up borrowing to fund demand for property and corporate transactions, as well as to meet rising raw material costs and finance the economic reopening. Outstanding loans held by the country's major, regional and “shinkin” banks stood at 5,882,321 million yen. The main driver of loan growth were major and regional banks, rising 1.7% and 2.4%, respectively, while lending in “shinkin" banks was unchanged from the previous month.
2022-08-08