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Japan - Economic overview

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General economic indicators

20102011201220132014
GDP (billions USD)5.55.95.965.015.23
GDP (annual % change, constant prices)5-1221
GDP per capita42.9246.146.7139.3241.15
General government balance-8-9-9-9-7
Inflation rate-1--3
Current account (billions USD)20411966191
Current account (annual % change)42112
Unemployment rate55444

Agriculture

20092010201120122013
Value added (annual % change)-9-12--
Value added (in % of GDP)111--
Value added (in % of total employment)44---

Industry

20092010201120122013
Value added (annual % change)-1514-3--
Value added (in % of GDP)262726--
Value added (in % of total employment)2625---

Services

20092010201120122013
Value added (annual % change)-21--
Value added (in % of GDP)737173--
Value added (in % of total employment)697---

Exchange Rate

20092010201120122013
Exchange Rate94888898

Foreign trade in figures

20092010201120122013
Imports of goods551.98694.06855.38885.84833.17
Exports of goods580.72769.84823.18798.57715.1
Imports of services146.97155.61165.73174.92160.94
Exports of services125.92138.7142.55142.49143.89
Imports of goods and services (annual % change)-161165-
Growth rate of exports of goods and services (in %)-2424---
Trade Balance58.09108.52-4.47-53.48-
Current account142.19-
Share of foreign trade in GDP25293131-
Share of imports of goods and services in GDP12141617-
Share of exports of goods and services in GDP13151515-

Exchanged goods

FDI in figures

20082009201020112012
FDI inward flow24.42611.939-1.251-1.7551.731
FDI stock203.372200.144214.88225.787205.361
Performance Index*, ranking on 141 economies116/181117/181117/181132/181
Potential Index**, ranking on 141 economies25/141--10/177
Number of Greenfield investments***1.198549651.04894
FDI (in % of GFCF****)21--
FDI (in % of GDP)44443
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