Japan’s Tankan Survey

Importance: High.
Published by: Bank of Japan.
Frequency: Quarterly.
Release Time: 8:50 AM Local Time. Results are published in early April, July and October and also in mid-December.
Revisions: Rare.

Produced by the Japan’s central bank, the Tankan Survey measures business confidence in Japan. The results can provide some insight into upcoming monetary policy and interest rates.

The report is based on a survey sent out to approximately 8,000 firms. The survey covers: business conditions, supply and demand conditions, sales and profits, fixed investment, employment, corporate finance and overseas activities.