Domestic economy has worsened for seven months in a row


- While deterioration in manufacturing continues, last-minute demand appeared in part of the retail

(Companies researched: 23,632; Valid responses: 9,977; Response rate: 42.2%; Survey start date: May 2002)

Overview of May 2019: Possibility of entering a recession phase

The economic diffusion index (DI) in June 2019 was 45.1, down 0.3 points from the previous month, and worsened for the seventh consecutive month. Stagnant exports and the cost burden remaining at a high level continued to exert a downward pressure on the domestic economy, and it may have entered a recession phase.

Future outlook: Uncertainty has further intensified

With the decrease in consumption due to the consumption tax hike, and concerns over the future of US-China trade friction, uncertainty about the domestic economy has further intensified.

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