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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) Dec 2016 104.80 -0.10%
Japan Inflation Rate (NSA) Dec 2016 0.40% 0.00
Japan Monthly Inflation Rate (NSA) Dec 2016 -0.10%
Tokyo Monthly Inflation Rate (NSA) Dec 2016 -0.30% 50.00%
Economic Activity Indexes (View all 1)
Japan Business Conditions Composite Coincident Index Jan 2016 113.80 2.61%
Japan Business Conditions Composite Leading Index Jan 2016 101.40 -0.39%
Japan Business Conditions Leading Diffusion Index Jan 2016 44.40 -11.20%
Japan Economic Freedom Index 2017 69.60 -4.79%
Employment (View all 2)
Japan Unemployment Rate Dec 2016 3.10% 0.00
Energy (View all 1)
Japan Gas Rig Count Mar 2017 0.00
Government Assets and Liabilities (View all 1)
Japan Government Debt (NSA) 2014 249.1% of GDP 1.88%
House Prices (View all 1)
Japan House Price Index Q1 2016 79.31 -0.08%
Industrial Production (View all 1)
Japan Machinery Order Backlog Jan 2016 29.03T JPY -0.38%
Japan Machinery Orders for Electronic Computers (NSA) Jan 2016 256.57B JPY -41.15%
Japan Machinery Orders Received Jan 2016 2.059T JPY -8.78%
Japan Machinery Orders Received from the Private Sector Excluding Volatile Orders Jan 2016 934.75B JPY 14.98%
Sentiment Surveys (View all 1)
Japan Tankan Business Conditions for Large Enterprises in Manufacturing Q1 2017 12.00 20.00%
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