Japanese industries' investment appeal December 2019, by sector

As of December 2019, the financials sector was perceived the most unappealing for investments among the Japanese industrial sectors, with a negative diffusion index (DI) of 28.9. In contrast, the pharmaceuticals industry was perceived as the most appealing by investors.

Investment appeal of the Japanese industry as of December 2019, by sector

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period

December 9 to 10, 2019

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Special properties

male (83.9%), female (16.1%)

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

The source did not provide an age range.
The source presented the respondents with nine sectors and asked to choose one they viewed as an appealing investment target and one they viewed as unappealing. For each sector, a diffusion index (DI) was calculated by subtracting the percentage of responses for "unappealing" from "appealing."
Materials include mining, textiles, paper & pulp, chemicals, oil, ceramics, steel, nonferrous metals, and trading houses.
Financials include banks, miscellaneous finance, securities, and insurance.
Capital goods/other include construction, machinery, shipbuilding, transportation equipment, miscellaneous manufacturing, and real estate.
Transportation and utilities include railroads & buses, trucking, shipping, airlines, warehousing, electric power, and gas.
Consumer goods include marine products, food, retail, and services.

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