Japan Capital Spending 2008-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Capital spending in Japan rose 4.2 percent year-on-year in the September quarter of 2017, much faster than a 1.5 percent rise in the prior period. It marked the fourth straight quarter of increase in private investment, as capital expenditure from manufacturers surged (1.4 percent from -7.6 percent in Q2) and those from non-manufacturers increased further (5.9 percent from 6.9 percent). Meantime, corporate profits (5.5 percent from 22.6 percent) and sales (4.8 percent from 6.7 percent) continued to grow. Private Investment in Japan averaged -1.44 percent from 2008 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 11.20 percent in the third quarter of 2015 and a record low of -25.33 percent in the first quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-05-31 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 4.5% 3.8% 3.9% 5.5%
2017-08-31 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 1.5% 4.5% 8.3%
2017-11-30 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 4.2% 1.5%
2018-02-28 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 4.2% 2.77%
2018-05-31 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 1.97%
2018-09-02 11:50 PM Capital Spending YoY 0.94%


Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 25.00 22.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.00 53.60 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.10 51.20 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.60 5.90 30.00 -37.18 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.50 0.50 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.60 5.90 29.34 -37.18 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 102.00 102.00 137.50 69.30 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1148.77 1041.95 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 5.70 5.00 25.50 -15.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 515.10 -1682.50 7623.80 -6590.30 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 696.00 677.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 17892.83 22389.97 22389.97 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 118.10 116.40 120.60 77.90 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 53.90 54.10 57.90 15.90 [+]
Car Production 729799.00 717252.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 228363.00 222938.00 585449.00 83044.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 108.60 106.50 112.50 75.10 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 15.00 10.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Internet Speed 20171.96 19574.52 20171.96 6541.92 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 43689566.00 43995715.00 44977757.00 23570249.00 IP [+]
Mining Production 1.50 18.70 18.70 -16.10 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 23.00 23.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Cement Production 5342.00 5199.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.49 5.48 5.50 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 9.00 8.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.20 52.20 54.10 46.30 [+]
Corruption Index 72.00 75.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 18.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 34.00 34.00 34.00 13.00 [+]
Steel Production 8702.15 8971.16 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Private Investment 4.20 1.50 11.20 -25.33 percent [+]


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. This page provides - Japan Private Investment- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Capital Spending - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.20 1.50 11.20 -25.33 2008 - 2017 percent Quarterly




private investment by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.00 Sep/17
Japan 4.20 Sep/17
Mexico -2.60 Oct/17
United Kingdom 0.50 Sep/17


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