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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) Feb 2020 102.00 -0.20%
Japan Inflation Rate Feb 2020 0.40% -42.86%
Economic Activity Indexes (View all 1)
Japan Business Conditions Composite Coincident Index Jan 2020 95.20 0.85%
Japan Business Conditions Composite Leading Index Jan 2020 90.50 -0.44%
Japan Business Conditions Leading Diffusion Index Jan 2020 40.00 -26.61%
Employment (View all 2)
Japan Unemployment Rate Feb 2020 2.40% 0.00%
Energy (View all 1)
Japan Gas Rig Count Feb 2020 1.00 0.00%
Government Assets and Liabilities (View all 1)
Japan General Government Gross Debt Outlook (NSA) 2024 237.6% of GDP -0.04%
House Prices (View all 1)
Japan House Price Index Q3 2019 90.62 0.06%
Production & Business Activity (View all 1)
Japan Machinery Order Backlog Jan 2020 28.20T JPY -0.34%
Japan Machinery Orders for Electronic Computers (NSA) Jan 2020 527.59B JPY -10.64%
Japan Machinery Orders Received Jan 2020 2.385T JPY 11.49%
Japan Machinery Orders Received from the Private Sector Excluding Volatile Orders Jan 2020 839.36B JPY 2.90%
Sentiment Surveys (View all 1)
Japan Tankan Business Conditions for Large Enterprises in Manufacturing Q1 2020 -8.00
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