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Located in Eastern Asia on the Pacific Ocean, the country of Japan has the third largest nominal GDP in the world($5.869 trillion). With 71.6% of its GDP made up of the service industry, Japan remains one of the world's leading exporters in motor vehicles, electronic equipment, and machine tools. The industrial focus of the economy makes Japan heavily reliant on imported raw materials and fuels. While Japan possesses one of the world's largest economies, the country's annualized GDP growth rate has slowed over recent decades, from a high of 10% per year in the 1960's to just 1.7% in the 1990's.

Major Japan Indicators

Period Value % Chg Prev
Consumer Prices (View all 1)
Japan Consumer Price Index (NSA) Mar 2021 101.80 0.20%
Japan Inflation Rate Mar 2021 -0.20%
Economic Activity Indexes (View all 1)
Japan Business Conditions Composite Coincident Index Feb 2021 89.90 -1.96%
Japan Business Conditions Composite Leading Index Feb 2021 98.70 0.61%
Japan Business Conditions Leading Diffusion Index Feb 2021 70.00 0.00%
Employment (View all 2)
Japan Unemployment Rate Mar 2021 2.60% -10.34%
Energy (View all 1)
Japan Gas Rig Count Apr 2021 1.00 0.00%
Government Assets and Liabilities (View all 1)
Japan General Government Gross Debt Outlook (NSA) 2026 254.7% of GDP 0.28%
House Prices (View all 1)
Japan House Price Index Q4 2020 89.15 0.00%
Production & Business Activity (View all 1)
Japan Machinery Order Backlog Feb 2021 28.87T JPY 2.94%
Japan Machinery Orders for Electronic Computers (NSA) Feb 2021 487.20B JPY -10.66%
Japan Machinery Orders Received Feb 2021 3.031T JPY 26.44%
Japan Machinery Orders Received from the Private Sector Excluding Volatile Orders Feb 2021 769.80B JPY -8.54%
Sentiment Surveys (View all 1)
Japan Tankan Business Conditions for Large Enterprises in Manufacturing Q1 2021 5.00
View and sort all 1969 Japan Indicators

Related Indicator Reports

Report Last Updated
Japan Government Bonds Interest Rates May 10, 20:30 EDT
Bank of Japan Basic Discount Rate May 9, 19:51 EDT
Bank of Japan Assets and Liabilities May 9, 19:51 EDT
Bank of Japan Sources of Changes in Current Account Balance May 9, 19:51 EDT
Bank of Japan Reserves May 6, 19:54 EDT
Japan Consumer Confidence Survey Apr 30, 01:03 EDT
Labor Force Survey Apr 30, 00:31 EDT

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