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The Reuters Tankan Monthly Survey is intended to track the Bank of Japan’s quarterly Tankan survey.

6 Manufacturers Sentiment Index in October

  • from September 18
  • its lowest since April

The service index has changed to -1

The comments of some of the respondents express familiar themes, in short:

  • business has not returned to what it was before the coronavirus, the worst of the pandemic has passed and conditions are on a recovery trend
  • commodity prices are increasing, this is not reflected in selling prices because the deflationary state of mind of consumers remains strong
  • The demand for semiconductor-related products is strong, but we are affected by production cuts in car manufacturers and companies manufacturing factory machinery.

Survey of 503 large and medium-sized companies

  • from September 29 to October 8
  • 267 responded

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