Only 9.1% of companies expect the economy to recover in 2013
~ An increase in consumption tax, the Chinese economy, political disorder, and deflation top as new sources of concern; a larger number of companies is seeking policies to promote individual consumption and deflation countermeasures ~
Teikoku Databank conducted a survey on companies’ attitudes toward economic performance in fiscal 2012 and business forecasts in fiscal 2013. The research period was from November 19 to November 30, 2012. 23,173 companies across Japan were surveyed, with 10,407 companies providing valid responses (response rate: 44.9%).