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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) Jan 2021 101.60 0.49%
Japan Inflation Rate Jan 2021 -0.60%
Economic Activity Indexes (View all 1)
Japan Business Conditions Composite Coincident Index Dec 2020 87.80 -1.35%
Japan Business Conditions Composite Leading Index Dec 2020 94.90 -1.25%
Japan Business Conditions Leading Diffusion Index Dec 2020 66.70 -33.30%
Employment (View all 2)
Japan Unemployment Rate Dec 2020 2.90% 0.00%
Energy (View all 1)
Japan Gas Rig Count Jan 2021 1.00 0.00%
Government Assets and Liabilities (View all 1)
Japan General Government Gross Debt Outlook (NSA) 2025 264.0% of GDP 0.38%
House Prices (View all 1)
Japan House Price Index Q3 2020 89.40 0.01%
Production & Business Activity (View all 1)
Japan Machinery Order Backlog Dec 2020 27.99T JPY 0.94%
Japan Machinery Orders for Electronic Computers (NSA) Dec 2020 726.24B JPY 42.14%
Japan Machinery Orders Received Dec 2020 2.466T JPY 8.82%
Japan Machinery Orders Received from the Private Sector Excluding Volatile Orders Dec 2020 899.61B JPY 5.24%
Sentiment Surveys (View all 1)
Japan Tankan Business Conditions for Large Enterprises in Manufacturing Q4 2020 -10.00
View and sort all 1969 Japan Indicators

Related Indicator Reports

Report Last Updated
Japan Government Bonds Interest Rates Feb 24, 19:34 EST
Bank of Japan Basic Discount Rate Feb 23, 18:54 EST
Japan Semiconductor Billings Feb 22, 10:01 EST
Japan Consumer Price Index Feb 18, 20:00 EST
Bank of Japan Current Account Balances by Sector Feb 17, 18:53 EST
ESRI Orders Received for Machinery Feb 16, 20:03 EST
Japan Indices of Industrial Production Feb 14, 23:33 EST

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