Economy of Japan

Imports
Imports commoditiespetroleum 15.5%; liquid natural gas 5.7%; clothing 3.9%; semiconductors 3.5%; coal 3.5%; audio and visual apparatus 2.7% (2011 est.)
Import partnersChina 21.3%, US 8.8%, Australia 6.4%, Saudi Arabia 6.2%, UAE 5%, South Korea 4.6%, Qatar 4% (2012)
Exports
Exports commoditiesmotor vehicles 13.6%; semiconductors 6.2%; iron and steel products 5.5%; auto parts 4.6%; plastic materials 3.5%; power generating machinery 3.5%
Export partnersChina 18.1%, US 17.8%, South Korea 7.7%, Thailand 5.5%, Hong Kong 5.1% (2012)
Economy sectors
Agriculture productsrice, sugar beets, vegetables, fruit; pork, poultry, dairy products, eggs; fish
Industrial productsamong world's largest and technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, processed foods
Economy
Unemployment Rate (not seasonally adjusted)3.80 % (2013-11)4.00 % (2013-10)3.90 % (2013-09)4.10 % (2013-08)3.90 % (2013-07)4.00 % (2013-06)
Unemployment Rate (not seasonally adjusted) of Japan
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted)3.50 % (2014-05)3.60 % (2014-04)3.60 % (2014-03)3.60 % (2014-02)3.70 % (2014-01)3.70 % (2013-12)3.90 % (2013-11)4.00 % (2013-10)4.00 % (2013-09)4.10 % (2013-08)3.90 % (2013-07)3.90 % (2013-06)
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted) of Japan
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold1.27 Trillion $ (2012)1.30 Trillion $ (2011)1.06 Trillion $ (2010)
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold of Japan
Inflation0.20 % (2013)0.00 % (2012)-0.30 % (2011)
Inflation of Japan
Unemployment4.10 % (2013)4.40 % (2012)4.60 % (2011)
Unemployment of Japan
GDP - Official Exchange Rate5.01 Trillion $ (2013)5.88 Trillion $ (2012)5.91 Trillion $ (2011)
GDP - Official Exchange Rate of Japan
GDP growth rate2.00 % (2013)2.00 % (2012)-0.80 % (2011)
GDP growth rate of Japan
GDP per Capita (PPP)37,100 $ (2013)35,900 $ (2012)35,300 $ (2011)
GDP per Capita (PPP) of Japan
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity4.73 Trillion $ (2013)4.58 Trillion $ (2012)4.52 Trillion $ (2011)
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity of Japan
GDP PPP per land area12.5 Million $ per square kilometer (2013)12.1 Million $ per square kilometer (2012)11.9 Million $ per square kilometer (2011)
GDP PPP per land area of Japan
ElectricityBanking
Central bank discount rate0.10 % (2012)0.30 % (2009)0.30 % (2008)
Central bank discount rate of Japan
Commercial bank prime lending rate1.50 % (2013)1.48 % (2012)1.48 % (2011)
Commercial bank prime lending rate of Japan
GDP decomposition by sector
Agriculture % of GDP1.10 % (2013)1.10 % (2012)
Industry % of GDP25.6 % (2013)26.1 % (2012)
Services % of GDP73.2 % (2013)72.8 % (2012)
Tourism
International tourism, number of arrivals8.36 Million (2012)6.22 Million (2011)8.61 Million (2010)
International tourism, number of arrivals of Japan
International tourism, number of departures18.5 Million (2012)17.0 Million (2011)16.6 Million (2010)
International tourism, number of departures of Japan
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio6.56 % (2012)4.92 % (2011)6.76 % (2010)
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio of Japan
Debt, Current Account Balance and Budget Deficit
Public debt (Percentage of GDP)226 % of GDP (2013)219 % of GDP (2012)206 % of GDP (2011)
Public debt (Percentage of GDP) of Japan
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP)1.02 % of GDP (2012)2.02 % of GDP (2011)3.71 % of GDP (2010)
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP) of Japan
Current Account Balance (Total)56.6 Billion $ (2013)60.8 Billion $ (2012)119 Billion $ (2011)
Current Account Balance (Total) of Japan
External Debt (Total)3.02 Trillion $ (2012)2.72 Trillion $ (2011)2.44 Trillion $ (2010)
External Debt (Total) of Japan
External Debt (Percentage of GDP)51.3 % of GDP (2012)46.0 % of GDP (2011)44.7 % of GDP (2010)
External Debt (Percentage of GDP) of Japan
External Debt per Capita23,687 $ (2012)21,498 $ (2011)19,153 $ (2010)
External Debt per Capita of Japan