Economic Situation Improvements in the index showing the current situation The index shown in the future deteriorated for 3 consecutive months Oct. 8 at 16:05
In the last month's business watcher survey, which asked workers to feel the economy, the index indicating the outlook for the economy deteriorated for three consecutive months. This is because consumer electronics mass retailers and department stores, which had rushed demand just before the consumption tax rate hike, were concerned about the decline in sales after the tax increase.
According to the Cabinet Office, when we heard about 2000 people, including retail store employees and taxi drivers, the index showing the current state of the economy last month was 46.7, 3.9 points higher than the previous month, 2 months It improved continuously.
According to the survey, consumer electronics mass retailers and department stores said that sales of luxury goods such as white goods, TVs, and watches were growing before the tax increase, but there was almost no rush demand in new cars and homes. The voice was also received.
For this reason, the Cabinet Office has left the decision that “There are signs of weakness in recovery these days”.
On the other hand, the index indicating the outlook for the economy was 36.9, which was 2.8 points lower than the previous month and worsened for 3 consecutive months.
This is a low level since March 2014, just before the last increase in the consumption tax rate, and there were a number of voices concerned that there will be a refrain from buying due to a reaction to last-minute demand due to the tax increase and worsening consumer sentiment.