In July, the seasonally adjusted consumer confidence index fell to 39.7 points, which is below the 40.4 points recorded in June. In addition, the decline slightly exceeded market expectations that had consumer sentiment dropping to 40.0 points and marked, in fact, the lowest reading since December 2011. The consumer confidence index measures consumer expectations over the next six months, with a value of 100 points indicating that all respondents see their living standards improving. The monthly drop was broad-based, but particularly reflected a steep fall in job conditions and, to a lesser extent, in the overall livelihood sub-category. Moreover, the income growth and the willingness to buy durable goods recorded softer declines. Owning to the deterioration observed in recent months, the Cabinet Office downgraded its assessment, saying that consumer sentiment is weakening.
Japan Consumer Confidence
Consumer confidence continues to worsen
August 9, 2012
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Japan Economic News
October 24, 2016
The Nikkei Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose from September’s revised 50.4 (previously reported: 50.3) to 51.7 in October.
October 24, 2016
In September, nominal exports valued in yen declined 6.9% from the same month last year, which followed August’s 9.6% decline.
October 12, 2016
Core machinery orders (a leading indicator of capital spending over a three- to six-month period) declined for the first time in three months in August.
October 4, 2016
Consumer sentiment rose from August’s 42.0 to 43.0 in September.
October 3, 2016
According to the Bank of Japan’s quarterly TANKAN business survey, sentiment among large manufacturers was stable at 6 in Q3.