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Indicators of economy in Japan

The essential economic performance of a country is reflected by the gross domestic product. So the total of all goods and services sold. Worldwide gross domestic product in 2021 was at about 12.259 USD per capita. GDP in Japan, on the other hand, reached USD 39.285 per capita, or 4,937.42 billion USD in the whole country. Japan is one of the world's largest economies and is currently at rank 3. If this is calculated per inhabitant taking into account the purchasing power parity, then Japan is in the list of the world's richest countries in place 33.

Inflation in Japan was in 2021 at around -0.23%. Within the EU, the average in the same year was 2.55%. In the United States, it was most recently 4.70%.

Compared with the USA, prices for daily consumer goods are around 1.9% higher.
The Corruption Perceptions Index for the public sector counts 67 and is compared to other countries moderate.


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Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

Overall, the gross domestic product in Japan in 2020 decreased moderatly from 5,123.32 billion US Dollar to 5,040.11 billion US Dollar. Certainly, there have been shifts in some sectors of the economy, but a minus of 1.6% is still comparatively good this year. Numerous countries suffered more substantial losses. The tourism sector alone slumped by around 77 percent. The unemployment rate rose from 2.4 to 2.8 percent. The inflation rate has fallen from 0.5 percent previously to zero percent by the end of 2020.

Unemployment rates in percent 1991 - 2021

Economic performance 2021

 Japan
Total
Japan
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
GDP4,937.42 bn USD39,285.16 USD17.09 tn USD33,228.68 USD
Gross national product5,356.99 bn USD42,623.48 USD16.78 tn USD32,621.03 USD


Japan ranked 12th in the Bloomberg Innovation Index in 2021. The index is calculated annually and most recently included 60 countries. The front-runner was South Korea. 215 of the 2000 largest listed companies in the world originate from Japan. This is determined annually in the Forbes Global 2000 list. The 10 largest companies in the country were in 2021:

Rank 12: Toyota Motor (Toyota)
Rank 27: Softbank (Tokyo)
Rank 35: Sony (Tokyo)
Rank 43: Nippon Telegraph & Tel (Tokyo)
Rank 52: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial (Tokyo)
Rank 82: Honda Motor (Tokyo)
Rank 85: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial (Tokyo)
Rank 87: Japan Post Holdings (Tokyo)
Rank 106: KDDI (Tokyo)
Rank 112: Mitsubishi (Tokyo)

Development of the Gross domestic product in billion US Dollar 1960 - 2021



Im- and Exports 2021

 Japan
Total
Japan
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
Imports941.67 bn USD7,492.52 USD8,916.24 bn USD17,337.55 USD
Exports919.16 bn USD7,313.39 USD9,554.34 bn USD18,578.33 USD


Development of imports and exports in billions of USD 1996 - 2021

Exports
Imports



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