Explanation of the Series Code of "TANKAN"



Components of the Series Code of "TANKAN"

The series code of "TANKAN" are made by several components.

In the data search function, the series code of "TANKAN" begin with three characters "CO'" (the series code in flat file beginning with "COAE" without "CO'"). And explanation of other 21 characters beginning with "COAE" is as following (The case of "Inflation Outlook of Enterprises", the series code has 22 characters.) :

Character Position in the Series Code Components
From the 1st to 4th character Fixed characters, "COAE"
The 5th character Calculation methods
From the 6th to 9th character Industry classification
From the 10th to 12th character Survey items
The 13th character Type of series
From the 14th to 15th character Frequency
The 16th character Actual results or Forecast
The 17th character Size of Enterprises
From the 18th to 19th character Fixed characters, "00"
the 20th character (the 20th and 21th character) Detail items
the 21th character (the 22th character) Fixed character, "@"


The meaning of the code in each components is as following:




Calculation methods (the 5th character)

Code Meaning
F Simple aggregates
G Amount of "population estimates"





Industry classification (from the 6th to 9th character)

Code Meaning
0000 All industries
1000 Manufacturing
1020 Textiles
1030 Lumber & Wood products
1050 Pulp & Paper
1060 Chemicals
1070 Petroleum & Coal products
1100 Ceramics, Stone & Clay
1110 Iron & Steel
1120 Nonferrous metals
1010 Food & Beverages
1130 Processed metals
1149 General-purpose, Production & Business oriented machinery
1141 General-purpose machinery
1142 Production machinery
1143 Business oriented machinery
1150 Electrical machinery
1160 Transportation machinery
1185 Shipbuilding, Heavy machinery & Other transportation machinery
1180 Motor vehicles
1500 Other manufacturing
3030 Basic materials
3040 Processing
2000 Nonmanufacturing
2011 Construction
2019 Real estate,Goods rental & Leasing
2012 Real estate
2090 Goods rental & Leasing
2020 Wholesaling & Retailing
2021 Wholesaling
2024 Retailing
2040 Transport & Postal activities
2059 Information communication
2050 Communications
2051 Information services
2052 Other information communication
2060 Electric & Gas utilities
2081 Services for businesses
2082 Services for individuals
2100 Accomodations, Eating & Drinking services
2500 Mining & Quarrying of stone and gravel
5000 Financial institutions
5100 Banks
5200 Shinkin banks & Other financial institutions for small businesses
5400 Financial products transaction dealers
5500 Insurance companies
5600 Non-deposit money corporations
0001 All industries including Financial institutions
2001 Nonmanufacturing including Financial institutions
1140 (discontinued)Industrial machinery
1200 (discontinued)Precision machinery
2010 (discontinued)Construction & Real estate
2080 (discontinued)Services





Survey items (from the 10th to 12th character)

Code Group of Survey items Item
601 Judgement Survey Business Conditions
602 Judgement Survey Domestic Supply & Demand Conditions for Products and Services
603 Judgement Survey Overseas Supply & Demand Conditions for Products
604 Judgement Survey Inventory Level of Finished Goods & Merchandise
605 Judgement Survey Wholesalers' Inventory Level
607 Judgement Survey Production Capacity
608 Judgement Survey Employment Conditions
609 Judgement Survey Financial Position
612 Judgement Survey Lending Attitude of Financial institutions
613 Judgement Survey Change in Interest Rate on Loans
614 Judgement Survey Change in Output Prices
615 Judgement Survey Change in Input Prices
619 Judgement Survey Conditions for CP Issuance (Based on CP-Issuing Enterprises)
679 Judgement Survey (discontinued)Conditions for CP Issuance(Based on All Enterprises)
102 Annual Projections Sales
151 Annual Projections Domestic Sales
104 Annual Projections Exports
305 Annual Projections Operating Profits
308 Annual Projections Current Profits
309 Annual Projections Net Income
109 Annual Projections Fixed Investment(including Land Purchasing Expenses, not including Software Investment)
108 Annual Projections Land Purchasing Expenses
112 Annual Projections Software Investment
117 Annual Projections R&D Investment
162 Annual Projections Software and Fixed Investment excluding Land Purchasing Expenses
164 Annual Projections Software, R&D, and Fixed Investment excluding Land Purchasing Expenses
150 Annual Projections Predicted Exchange Rates
871 Annual Projections Ratio of Current Profit to Sales
355 Annual Projections Number of Enterprises Reporting Increase or Decrease in Profits
354 Annual Projections Number of Enterprises Reporting Deficits
302 Annual Projections (discontinued)Material Costs
303 Annual Projections (discontinued)Personnel Expenses
304 Annual Projections (discontinued)Depreciation
306 Annual Projections (discontinued)Financial Income
307 Annual Projections (discontinued)Financial Expenses
110 Annual Projections (discontinued)Lease Assets (in Fixed Investment)
111 Annual Projections (discontinued)Purchasing Expenses of Equipments for Lease
113 Annual Projections (discontinued)Lease Assets (in Software Investment)
114 Annual Projections (discontinued)Purchasing Expenses of Software for Lease
011 Inflation Outlook of Enterprises Outlook for Output Prices (1 year ahead)
012 Inflation Outlook of Enterprises Outlook for Output Prices (3 years ahead)
014 Inflation Outlook of Enterprises Outlook for Output Prices (5 years ahead)
016 Inflation Outlook of Enterprises Outlook for General Prices (1 year ahead)
017 Inflation Outlook of Enterprises Outlook for General Prices (3 years ahead)
018 Inflation Outlook of Enterprises Outlook for General Prices (5 years ahead)
401 Number of New Graduates Hired Number of New Graduates Hired
071 Quarterly Data (discontinued)Loans from Financial institutions
072 Quarterly Data (discontinued)Commercial Paper
074 Quarterly Data (discontinued)Corporate Bonds
054 Quarterly Data (discontinued)Liquidity
076 Quarterly Data (discontinued)Cash & Deposits
077 Quarterly Data (discontinued)Securities Listed as Liquid Assets
078 Quarterly Data (discontinued)Securities Listed as Fixed Assets
019 Quarterly Data (discontinued)Number of Employees
020 Quarterly Data (discontinued)Part-time Workers
021 Quarterly Data (discontinued)Total Liabilities
022 Quarterly Data (discontinued)Total Assets
811 Quarterly Data (discontinued)Ratio of Liquidity
616 Forecast Judgements (discontinued)Interest-bearing Debt Outstanding
617 Forecast Judgements (discontinued)Level of Liquidity
618 Forecast Judgements (discontinued)Number of Employees





Type of series (the 13th character)

Code Meaning
A Nominal Yen-denominated Figures, Ratio etc.
B Number of Reporting Companies
C Year-to-year Percent Change
F Percentage Share of the Number of Respondents Choosing Each Alternative
G Diffusion Index
2 Revision Rate
H The Average of Enterprises' Inflation Outlook





Frequency (from the 14th to 15th character)

Code Meaning
CQ Quarterly
FH Half Year (Fiscal Year)
FY Fiscal Year





Actual result or Forecast (the 16th character)

Group of Survey items Code Meaning
Judgement Survey 0 Actual result
1 Forecast
Annual Projections 0 Actual result
1 Forecast
2 Forecast in December
3 Forecast in September
4 Forecast in June
5 Forecast in March
Inflation Outlook of Enterprises, Quarterly data 0 Actual result
Number of graduates hired 0 Actual result
1 Forecast
2 Forecast 3
3 Forecast 2
4 Forecast 1





Size of Enterprises (the 17th character)

Code Meaning
0 All Enterprises
1 Large Enterprises
2 Medium-sized Enterprises
3 Small Enterprises





Detail items (the 20th character, the 20th and 21th character)

Group of Survey items Code Meaning
Percentage Share of the Number of Respondents Choosing Each Alternative(Judgement Survey) 1 Answer 1
2 Answer 2
3 Answer 3
Number of Enterprises Reporting Increase or Decrease in Current Profits 1 Increase in profits
2 Upturn in profits
3 Decrease in deficits
4 Subtotal for increase
5 Decrease in profits
6 Change from profits to deficits
7 Increase in deficits
8 Subtotal for decrease
9 Unchanged
Percentage Share of the Number of Respondents Choosing Each Alternative(Outlook for Output Prices) 01 Option 1
(Rate of changes relative to the current level, around +20%)
02 Option 2
(Rate of changes relative to the current level, around +15%)
03 Option 3
(Rate of changes relative to the current level, around +10%)
04 Option 4
(Rate of changes relative to the current level, around +5%)
05 Option 5
(Rate of changes relative to the current level, around 0%)
06 Option 6
(Rate of changes relative to the current level, around -5%)
07 Option 7
(Rate of changes relative to the current level, around -10%)
08 Option 8
(Rate of changes relative to the current level, around -15%)
09 Option 9
(Rate of changes relative to the current level, around -20%)
10 Don't know
Percentage Share of the Number of Respondents Choosing Each Alternative(Outlook for General Prices) 01 Option 1
(In annual percent rate change, around +6%)
02 Option 2
(In annual percent rate change, around +5%)
03 Option 3
(In annual percent rate change, around +4%)
04 Option 4
(In annual percent rate change, around +3%)
05 Option 5
(In annual percent rate change, around +2%)
06 Option 6
(In annual percent rate change, around +1%)
07 Option 7
(In annual percent rate change, around 0%)
08 Option 8
(In annual percent rate change, around -1%)
09 Option 9
(In annual percent rate change, around -2%)
10 Option 10
(In annual percent rate change, around -3%)
90 Don't have clear views on General Prices(Sum of Option 11-13)
11 Option 11
(Don't have clear views on General Prices:Uncertainty over the future outlook is high)
12 Option 12
(Don't have clear views on General Prices:Not really conscious of inflation fluctuations because they should not influence the strategy of the institution)
13 Option 13
(Don't have clear views on General Prices:Other )
Other “0” or “00” Ordinary figures



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