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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 2018 101.50 -0.29%
Japan Inflation Rate Dec 2018 0.30% Chg Yr -62.50%
Economic Activity Indexes (View all 1)
Japan Business Conditions Composite Coincident Index Oct 2018 104.50 2.85%
Japan Business Conditions Composite Leading Index Oct 2018 100.50 0.90%
Japan Business Conditions Leading Diffusion Index Oct 2018 55.60 205.5%
Employment (View all 2)
Japan Unemployment Rate Nov 2018 2.50% 4.17%
Energy (View all 1)
Japan Gas Rig Count Dec 2018 1.00 0.00%
Government Assets and Liabilities (View all 1)
Japan General Government Gross Debt Outlook (NSA) 2023 235.4% of GDP -0.08%
House Prices (View all 1)
Japan House Price Index Q2 2018 89.30 -1.57%
Industrial Production (View all 1)
Japan Machinery Order Backlog Nov 2018 30.15T JPY -0.26%
Japan Machinery Orders for Electronic Computers (NSA) Nov 2018 535.36B JPY 7.77%
Japan Machinery Orders Received Nov 2018 2.851T JPY 8.32%
Japan Machinery Orders Received from the Private Sector Excluding Volatile Orders Nov 2018 863.07B JPY -0.02%
Sentiment Surveys (View all 1)
Japan Tankan Business Conditions for Large Enterprises in Manufacturing Q4 2018 19.00 0.00%
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