The business conditions index for March, announced by the Cabinet Office, was 97.0, with the "match index" showing the current state of the economy set at 100 in 2015, rising 0.2 points from the previous month and rising for the second consecutive month. bottom.

The reason for this is that the sales amount of consumer electronics mass retailers and department stores recovered due to the cancellation of "priority measures such as prevention of spread".

The economic judgment mechanically derived from the movement of the index has been deferred by the expression "improvement".

In addition, the “leading index”, which indicates the future of the economy, exceeded the previous month by 0.9 points, rising for the first time in three months.