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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) Aug 2019 101.80 0.20%
Japan Inflation Rate Aug 2019 0.30% -40.00%
Economic Activity Indexes (View all 1)
Japan Business Conditions Composite Coincident Index Jul 2019 99.80 0.30%
Japan Business Conditions Composite Leading Index Jul 2019 93.60 0.00%
Japan Business Conditions Leading Diffusion Index Jul 2019 11.10 -39.01%
Employment (View all 2)
Japan Unemployment Rate Jun 2019 2.30% -4.17%
Energy (View all 1)
Japan Gas Rig Count Aug 2019 1.00 -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 Q4 2018 89.87 0.05%
Production & Business Activity (View all 1)
Japan Machinery Order Backlog Jul 2019 28.85T JPY -0.14%
Japan Machinery Orders for Electronic Computers (NSA) Jul 2019 475.53B JPY -19.59%
Japan Machinery Orders Received Jul 2019 2.355T JPY 0.12%
Japan Machinery Orders Received from the Private Sector Excluding Volatile Orders Jul 2019 896.88B JPY -6.61%
Sentiment Surveys (View all 1)
Japan Tankan Business Conditions for Large Enterprises in Manufacturing Q2 2019 7.00 -41.67%
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