Japan Economy Watchers Survey

The October tax hike effects fades away, but the pessimism remains intact

Published monthly by the Cabinet Office. Updated until Feburary 2020 (published on March 9th, 2020)

Brief Overview of "Economy Watchers Survey"

"Economy watchers survey" is a survey of people who are working in industries that are sensitive to economic trends, such as household activity, corporate activity, and employment. This index is a diffusion index (DI). The index over 50 indicates that the economy is expanding, while the index below 50 indicates that the economy is contracting. 

DI for current conditions indicate the direction of change compared to 3 months ago, and DI for future condition index indicates the expected direction of change within the next 2 or 3 months.

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Source: Cabinet Office, JMA

The Next Release Date: April 8th, 2020

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