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Regular Revision of the Tankan Sample Enterprises

March 2, 2015
Research and Statistics Department
Bank of Japan


The Bank uses a sample survey framework for the Tankan (Short-term Economic Survey of Enterprises in Japan), extracting sample enterprises from the population (excluding financial institutions) with capital of at least 20 million yen.

To grasp actual economic conditions accurately, the Bank makes regular revisions to the Tankan sample enterprises in line with updates of the population base. Today, the Bank made revisions, after an interval of 5 years, to the sample enterprises that are based on the most updated population (the total number of approximately 210,000 enterprises based on the "2012 Economic Census for Business Activity" jointly conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry). This is the first revision for which the Bank has used the "Economic Census" as the population base for the Tankan survey.



Business Survey, Research and Statistics Department

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