Japan: Economy

Economic Trivia

While self-sufficient in rice production, Japan imports about 60% of its food on a caloric basis.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2014): China, United States, and South Korea
Top 3 Exported Goods (2014): Motor Vehicles & Parts, Industrial Machinery, and Electrical Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Motor Vehicles; Electronic Equipment; Machine Tools; Steel and Nonferrous Metals

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $4,655,493,564,113 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) -0.105% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $36,619 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 4/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.749% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 51.3% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) -0.416% (2014)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 18.529% (2013)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $24,020,721,717 (2014)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 65,302,348 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 3.7% (2013)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 25.8% (2013)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 69.1% (2013)
Unemployment Rate 3.7% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $958,442,681,262 (2014)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $815,522,002,658 (2014)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 32.731% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $9,069,845,069 (2014)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $158,219,600,231 (2014)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Japan’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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