Economic Trends Research, September 2021
Domestic economy improved for the first time in two months
— Economic activities gradually normalize along with widening vaccination —
Overview of September 2021: Turned upward
The economic diffusion index (DI) in September 2021 was 39.9, up 0.7 points from the previous month, and improved for the first time in two months. A decrease in those newly infected and stock price rises, etc., proved a boon, and the domestic economy turned upward again.
Future outlook: Gradual recovery
The economy is expected to gradually recover while bearing downside risks due to the spread of the infection.
Primary points of survey results(summary)
- 1 By industry: The economy improved in seven industries such as service, but significantly worsened in the automobile-related sector of manufacturing.
- 2 By size: The economy improved in all sizes for the first time in two months. Stock price rises, etc., were an improvement factor for large companies.
- 3 By region: The economy improved in eight of the ten regions, with a positive factor being the nationwide decrease in those newly infected.
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