Japan's Cabinet Office released its preliminary leading index data on Monday. The leading index decreased to 101.4 in January from 101.8 in December. It was the lowest level since December 2012.
December's figure was revised down from 102.1.
Japan's coincident index climbed to 113.8 in January from 110.9 in December. The index was mainly driven by an increase in output in the electronic parts and devices sector.