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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) Jun 2018 100.90 -0.10%
Japan Inflation Rate (NSA) Jun 2018 0.70% 0.00%
Economic Activity Indexes (View all 1)
Japan Business Conditions Composite Coincident Index May 2018 116.10 -1.19%
Japan Business Conditions Composite Leading Index May 2018 106.90 0.66%
Japan Business Conditions Leading Diffusion Index May 2018 83.30 66.60%
Employment (View all 2)
Japan Unemployment Rate May 2018 2.20% -12.00%
Energy (View all 1)
Japan Gas Rig Count Jun 2018 0.00 -100.0%
Government Assets and Liabilities (View all 1)
Japan Government Debt (NSA) 2016 235.6% of GDP 1.89%
House Prices (View all 1)
Japan House Price Index Q4 2017 79.16 0.04%
Industrial Production (View all 1)
Japan Machinery Order Backlog May 2018 30.68T JPY 0.45%
Japan Machinery Orders for Electronic Computers (NSA) May 2018 479.03B JPY -24.43%
Japan Machinery Orders Received May 2018 2.588T JPY 3.17%
Japan Machinery Orders Received from the Private Sector Excluding Volatile Orders May 2018 907.89B JPY -3.73%
Sentiment Surveys (View all 1)
Japan Tankan Business Conditions for Large Enterprises in Manufacturing Q1 2018 24.00 -4.00%
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