Japan Bank Lending

The value of loans in Japan increased 2.2 percent from a year earlier to 497.217 JPY trillion in May of 2016, the same pace as in April. Excluding “shinkin” or credit unions, bank lending was also up by 2.2 percent to 432.416 JPY trillion, unchanged from the figure in a month earlier. Loan Growth in Japan averaged -0.47 percent from 2001 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 3.65 percent in December of 2008 and a record low of -4.97 percent in October of 2002. Loan Growth in Japan is reported by the Bank of Japan. In Japan, bank lending refers to the year-on-year change of all outstanding loans and discounts with banks and shinkin banks. Lending increases with increased business confidence and investment and it is an important indicator for the Japanese economy because of the weakness that has plagued the Japanese banking sector. This page provides the latest reported value for – Japan Bank Lending – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.