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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) Sep 2018 101.70 0.10%
Japan Inflation Rate (NSA) Sep 2018 1.20% -7.69%
Economic Activity Indexes (View all 1)
Japan Business Conditions Composite Coincident Index Sep 2018 114.60 -1.80%
Japan Business Conditions Composite Leading Index Sep 2018 103.90 -0.57%
Japan Business Conditions Leading Diffusion Index Sep 2018 11.10 -63.00%
Employment (View all 2)
Japan Unemployment Rate Sep 2018 2.30% -4.17%
Energy (View all 1)
Japan Gas Rig Count Oct 2018 1.00
Government Assets and Liabilities (View all 1)
Japan General Government Gross Debt (NSA) 2023 235.4% of GDP -0.08%
House Prices (View all 1)
Japan House Price Index Q1 2018 89.13 0.04%
Industrial Production (View all 1)
Japan Machinery Order Backlog Sep 2018 30.18T JPY -1.06%
Japan Machinery Orders for Electronic Computers (NSA) Sep 2018 678.24B JPY 27.07%
Japan Machinery Orders Received Sep 2018 2.201T JPY -17.75%
Japan Machinery Orders Received from the Private Sector Excluding Volatile Orders Sep 2018 802.19B JPY -18.27%
Sentiment Surveys (View all 1)
Japan Tankan Business Conditions for Large Enterprises in Manufacturing Q3 2018 19.00 -9.52%
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