When NHK surveyed 100 major companies about the outlook for the new fiscal year 2021 starting next month, 80% answered that they would "expand" or "slowly expand". Did.

Many companies believe that the domestic economy, which has been affected by the new coronavirus for over a year, will recover as vaccination progresses.

Before the new year, the questionnaire was conducted from the 11th to the 18th of this month, targeting 100 major companies, and 99 companies responded.

First, when asked about the current state of the economy,

▽ the most common answer was "flat" at 52.5%.

▽ "Slowly expanding" was 24.2%,

▽ "Slowly retreating" was 19.2%, and

▽ "Retreating" was 2%, and the views of the economy were divided.

In addition, when asked in multiple answers why they judged it to be "flat," more than 70% of the companies cited "sluggish growth in personal consumption" and "requests to refrain from going out and shorten business hours," and the impact of the state of emergency. You can see.

Next, when asked what the economy would look like in the middle of 2021, six months later,

▽ "expansion" was 5.1% and

▽ "moderate expansion" was 76.8%, and 80% of the companies were more economical than they are now. I answered that I would go up.

In addition,

▽ "flat" was 9.1%, and

▽ "backward" was 1%.

When asked multiple answers to the companies that answered "expansion" or "gradual expansion", about 60% of the companies answered "expansion of new corona vaccination", "growth of personal consumption", "refrain from going out and shortening business hours". There are many views that the domestic economy will recover if vaccination progresses in the future.

List of responding companies (in alphabetical order)

IHI, Asahi Kasei, Asahi Group Holdings, Ajinomoto, Aeon, Isuzu Motors, Idemitsu Kosan, Itochu, Internet Initiative, AGC, ANA Holdings, SG Holdings, ENEOS Holdings, Oji Holdings, Kao, Kashima Construction, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Canon, Kyocera, Kirin Holdings, KDDI, Komatsu, Cyber ​​Agent, J. Front Retailing, JFE Holdings, JTB, Shiseido, Shimizu Construction, Sharp, Shosen Mitsui, Sukairaku Holdings, Suzuki, SUBARU, Sumitomo Chemical, Sumitomo Metal Mine, Sumitomo Corporation, Seibu Holdings, Z Holdings, Seven & i Holdings, Zensho Holdings, Sony, Daiwa Securities Group Headquarters, Takeda Pharmaceutical Industry, Chubu Electric Power, Tsuruha Holdings, DNA, Denso, Tokai Passenger Railway, Tokio Marine Holdings, Tokyo Gas, Tokyo Electric Power Holdings , Toshiba, Toray, Letterpress Printing, Toyota Motor, Nissan Motor, Nippon Paper, Nippon Steel, Nippon Electric, Nippon Airlines, Japan Life Insurance, Nippon Densan, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, Nintendo, Nomura Holdings, Hakuhodo, Panasonic, East Japan Passenger Railway , Hitachi Construction Machinery, Hitachi, Ltd., Big Camera, First Retailing, Family Mart, Fujitsu, Fuji Film Holdings, Bridgestone, Mazda, Marelli, Mizuho Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Mitsui Bussan, Mitsui Fudosan, Mitsukoshi Isetan Holdings, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, Mitsubishi Motors, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Murata Seisakusho, Meiji, Mercari, Mos Food Service, Yamato Holdings, Yamaha Motor, Uni Charm, Rakuten, Recruit Holdings, Lawson