Japan Economy Watchers Survey

Economy Watchers survey result for April 2020 shows that Current condition DI dipped to 7.9 in April from 14.2 in March.

Published monthly by the Cabinet Office. Updated until April 2020 (published on May 13th, 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: June 8th, 2020

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