The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, was at 100.9 in September 2021, compared with preliminary data of 99.7 and a final 101.3 a month earlier.

This marked the lowest level since February, due to a weakening economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic following persistent global supply chain disruptions, particularly semiconductors and other auto parts.