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Economic DI worsened for five months in a row

- Due to the long holidays and election,

as well as “construction” exerting downward pressure -

(Companies researched: 23,174; Valid responses: 9,775; Response rate: 42.2%; Survey start date: May 2002)

Overview of April 2019: Signs of entering a recession phase

The economic diffusion index (DI) in April 2019 was 46.8, down 0.1 point from the previous month, and worsened for the fifth consecutive month. Cost increases against the backdrop of the long holidays, etc., and construction-related stagnation have affected the domestic economy, and signs of entering a recession continue to be seen.

Future outlook: Uncertainty has further intensified

The future domestic economy expects a slowdown in capital investment and exports, and sluggish consumer spending due to a consumption tax hike, and uncertainty has further intensified.

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