Private Investment in Japan decreased to 3 percent in the first quarter of 2022 from 4.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021. source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Private Investment in Japan averaged -0.49 percent from 2008 until 2022, 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. This page provides - Japan Private Investment- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Capital Spending - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2022.

Private Investment in Japan is expected to be 2.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Capital Spending is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2023 and 3.40 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Capital Spending

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-03-01 11:50 PM Q4 4.3% 1.2% 3.8%
2022-05-31 11:50 PM Q1 3% 4.3% 5.1%

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Corporate Profits 22832.30 23014.51 JPY Billion Mar 2022
Private Investment 3.00 4.30 percent Mar 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.00 4.30 12.80 -25.33 2008 - 2022 percent Quarterly

News Stream
Japan Capital Spending Up for 3rd Straight Quarter
Japanese companies increased spending on plant and equipment for the third straight quarter in the October-December period by 4.3% from a year earlier, as corporate activity continued to recover from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The rise in capital spending also accelerated from a 1.2% gain in the preceding quarter. Industries that mainly contributed to the increase in capital spending were production machinery (23.3%), services (21.6%), transportation equipment (20.7%), fabricated metal products (18.3%) and real estate (14%). Meanwhile, industries that reduced capital spending include chemical & allied products (-24.2%), petroleum & coal products (-15.4%), iron & steel (-10.8%), transport & postal activities (-9.8%) and electrical machinery, equipment & supplies (-7.3%).
Japan Q3 Capex Rises for 2nd Straight Quarter
Japanese companies increased spending on plant and equipment for the second straight quarter in July-September by 1.2% yoy, as corporate activity picked up from last year’s pandemic lows. However, the rise in capital spending slowed compared with the second quarter’s 5.3% increase. Industries that mainly contributed to the increase were general purpose machinery (91.5%), fabricated metal products (71.7%), services (24.2%), production, transmission & distribution of electricity (19.2%) and iron & steel (11.9%). Meanwhile, industries that lagged behind in capital spending were information & communication electronics equipment (-24.7%), wholesale & retail trade (-14.6%) and real estate (14.2%).