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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) Apr 2019 101.80 0.30%
Japan Inflation Rate Apr 2019 0.90% 80.00%
Economic Activity Indexes (View all 1)
Japan Business Conditions Composite Coincident Index Mar 2019 99.40 -1.09%
Japan Business Conditions Composite Leading Index Mar 2019 95.90 -1.24%
Japan Business Conditions Leading Diffusion Index Mar 2019 45.00 12.50%
Employment (View all 2)
Japan Unemployment Rate Feb 2019 2.30% -8.00%
Energy (View all 1)
Japan Gas Rig Count Apr 2019 3.00 50.00%
Government Assets and Liabilities (View all 1)
Japan General Government Gross Debt Outlook (NSA) 2024 238.3% of GDP 0.13%
House Prices (View all 1)
Japan House Price Index Q3 2018 89.75 0.00%
Industrial Production (View all 1)
Japan Machinery Order Backlog Mar 2019 29.19T JPY -1.20%
Japan Machinery Orders for Electronic Computers (NSA) Mar 2019 771.36B JPY 60.20%
Japan Machinery Orders Received Mar 2019 2.254T JPY -4.31%
Japan Machinery Orders Received from the Private Sector Excluding Volatile Orders Mar 2019 868.85B JPY 3.84%
Sentiment Surveys (View all 1)
Japan Tankan Business Conditions for Large Enterprises in Manufacturing Q1 2019 12.00 -36.84%
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