The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan Declined

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan decreased 0.5 percent in May 2018 to 99.3 (2016=100).
The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan decreased 0.1 percent in May 2018 to 102.7 (2016=100).

The composite economic indexes are the key elements in an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle.

The leading and coincident economic indexes are essentially composite averages of several individual leading or coincident indicators. They are constructed to summarize and reveal common turning point patterns in economic data in a clearer and more convincing manner than any individual component – primarily because they smooth out some of the volatility of individual components.

The updated data tables can be found here.

The 2018 data release schedule is available here.


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