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Tankan Survey

This is a quarterly economic review published by the Research and Statistics Department of the Bank of Japan. Review is based on estimates of more than 8000 companies, firms and institutions on the following economic parameters:

  • business conditions;
  • production and marketing;
  • supply and demand, the price level;
  • income;
  • direct investment;
  • employment;
  • tax conditions.

Tankan is the most important Japanese indicator. The growth of the index indicates improvement in economic conditions and promotes the growth of the Japanese yen.

  • Release Frequency: quarterly.
  • Release Schedule: 23:50 GMT, beginning of the month following the reporting period.
  • Source: Bank of Japan.