Japan – Reuters Tankan for April – builders remain very pessimistic


Reuters Tankan’s headline:

The April index for the main producers is -3

  • Mars was also -3
  • their forecast for July is +7

The non-production index for April is much better, +24

  • It was +21 in March
  • their forecast for July is +19

Reuters Tankan is a quarterly poll conducted by Reuters news agency in collaboration with Japan International University.

  • Similar to the Bank of Japan’s Tankan survey, it is a quarterly survey of business sentiment among Japanese companies.
  • Reuters Tankan covers a wider industry and is not limited to large companies
  • The survey is based on interviews with executives from nearly 500 Japanese companies spanning a variety of industries and sizes.
  • The questions asked in the survey cover various aspects of the economy such as sales, profits, capital expenditure, hiring plans and inflation expectations.


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