Japan Economy

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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 2018 101.30 0.00%
Japan Inflation Rate (NSA) Feb 2018 1.50% 7.14%
Economic Activity Indexes (View all 1)
Japan Business Conditions Composite Coincident Index Dec 2017 120.70 2.37%
Japan Business Conditions Composite Leading Index Dec 2017 107.90 -0.28%
Japan Business Conditions Leading Diffusion Index Dec 2017 55.60 -25.87%
Employment (View all 2)
Japan Unemployment Rate Dec 2017 2.80% 3.70%
Energy (View all 1)
Japan Gas Rig Count Feb 2018 0.00
Government Assets and Liabilities (View all 1)
Japan Government Debt (NSA) 2015 238.1% of GDP -1.66%
House Prices (View all 1)
Japan House Price Index Q3 2017 79.13 0.00%
Industrial Production (View all 1)
Japan Machinery Order Backlog Nov 2017 30.31T JPY 1.25%
Japan Machinery Orders for Electronic Computers (NSA) Nov 2017 534.88B JPY 5.10%
Japan Machinery Orders Received Nov 2017 2.741T JPY 11.84%
Japan Machinery Orders Received from the Private Sector Excluding Volatile Orders Nov 2017 899.21B JPY 5.67%
Sentiment Surveys (View all 1)
Japan Tankan Business Conditions for Large Enterprises in Manufacturing Q4 2017 25.00 13.64%
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