Economic recovery halted, with a challenge in labor shortage

- Expectation for continuing recovery, pushed up by exports and capital investment -

< Overview of May 2017: Recovery stopped >

The economic diffusion index (DI) in May was 46.5, unchanged from the previous month. Construction-related businesses, such as Tokyo 2020, and demand for reconstruction were strong, but an increased burden due to a labor shortage was seen, and the recovery in the domestic economy, which had been ongoing lately, halted.

< Future Outlook: Recovery trend continues >

The recovery trend in the domestic economy is expected to continue, pushed up by exports and capital investment, although overseas risk is a cause for concern.

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