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Economic Survey of Environmental Industries in June 2014

August 29, 2014

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has been conducting its official survey of Japanese Environmental Industries every 6 months since December 2010, and the results of "The Economic Survey of Environmental Industries in June 2014" have been publicized.
According to the results, the Diffusion Index (DI)* of business confidence in Environmental Industries was +22 in June 2014, which surpassed the DI (+17) of the previous survey in December 2013. It was also higher than the DI (+12) of all industries in June 2014.
For the future perspective of the business conditions of Environmental Industries, the DI was expected to be +24 in 6 months and +27 in 10 years and among the four major Environmental Business categories, the DI for "Countermeasures against Climate Change" contributed to the improvement of business confident.
As for future Environmental Industries that companies are interested to get into, "Renewable energy" ranked first, regardless of the type of business industry and the scale.

* Diffusion Index (DI): percentage of responses "Good" minus percentage of responses "Bad", % points

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