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: China, United States, and South Korea
Top 3 Exported Goods: 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 $) $4,624 billion (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.539% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international $) $36,315 (2013)
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GDP Country Rank 4/192 (2013)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 0.359% (2013)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 49.7% (2013)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 1.876% (2013)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 18.193% (2012)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $60,859,455,180 (2012)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 65,281,090 (2012)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 3.7% (2010)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 25.3% (2010)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 69.7% (2010)
Unemployment Rate 4.3% (2012)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $992,055 million (2012)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $874,476 million (2012)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 28.368% (2012)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $3,715 million (2013)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $131,083,801,719 (2012)
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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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