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Revisions of Tankan Survey Items and New Release Format

December 16, 2013
Research and Statistics Department
Bank of Japan

The Bank of Japan ("the Bank") has decided to revise some survey items for the Tankan (Short-term Economic Survey of Enterprises in Japan) from the March 2014 survey. After inviting suggestions on the proposed revisions, in March 2013 the Bank released its plan for the revisions1 with a view to implementing them from the first half of 2014.

The release format of the Tankan will be changed as of the March 2014 survey. Tankan Summary and Tankan Outline will be released on April 1, 2014. Tankan Summary of "Inflation Outlook of Enterprises" (a new addition to the survey coverage), Tankan Figures by Industry, and Tankan: The Comprehensive Data Set will be released on April 2, 2014.

  1. See "Planned Revisions of the Tankan Survey -- Review of survey items, including the introduction of a survey on Inflation Outlook of Firms --," March 22, 2013, Research and Statistics Department, Bank of Japan.


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