Monday, August 16, 2010

Japan GDP Growth

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Japan expanded at an annual rate of 5.00 percent in the last quarter. Japan Gross Domestic Product is worth 5068 billion dollars or 8.17% of the world economy, according to the World Bank. Japan's industrialized, free market economy is the second-largest in the world. Its economy is highly efficient and competitive in areas linked to international trade, but productivity is far lower in protected areas such as agriculture, distribution, and services. Japan's reservoir of industrial leadership and technicians, well-educated and industrious work force, high savings and investment rates, and intensive promotion of industrial development and foreign trade produced a mature industrial economy. Japan has few natural resources, and trade helps it earn the foreign exchange needed to purchase raw materials for its economy. This page includes: Japan GDP Growth Rate chart, historical data and news.

Export oriented growth remains resilient. However, The world's second largest economy faces a grave test of fiscal fat camp. The island's budget deficit as a percent of GDP staggers at -7.5%. Also, political reform/turnover transcends any progress made from previous fiscal reform.

Alas not all hope is lost. Deflation fears begin to subside while unemployment holds around 5%. Additionally, Industrial production surged 17.0% from June 2009. Now, Japan's leadership needs to make lemonade. Naoto Kan a former finance minister and current PM, may be the correct leader to tame the ravenous debt beast as well as exploit the island's strengths.

Patrick M. Ambrus
Analyze Capital LLC
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  1. Japan now the 3rd largest economy in the world, however it doesn't matter as the Yen continues to make higher highs… will intervention come? I think they will take a wait and see approach. exports are gonna be hurting for sure in the next quarter though….

  2. Haha. I'll wait till China gives us full year GDP before I crown them number 2.


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