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Japanese Economic Trend

Japan economic activity covering production, distribution, consumption and trade of goods and services including GDP Growth Rate and Exchange Rate.

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  • The Japanese government offered the assessment in its Monthly Economic Report for February 2020 that "The Japanese economy is recovering at a moderate pace, while increased weakness mainly among manufacturers is continuing, as exports remain in a weak tone." Concerning short-term prospects, the government showed its opinion that "weakness remains for the time being, but the economy is expected to continue recovering, supported by the effects of the policies, while employment and income situation is improving. However, full attention should be given to effects of the Novel Coronavirus on the Japanese and overseas economies. Also, attention should be given to situations in overseas economies including the situations over trade issues and the effects of fluctuations in the financial and capital markets."

GDP Growth Rate 16 March 2020

Q4 2019

Real GDP Growth

-1.8

QOQ  -1.8 Points

Annualized Rate

-7.1

QOQ  -7.2points

3.1 Gross Domestic Product: Quarter on Quarter (Real/Seasonally Adjusted)

Unemployment Rate 16 March 2020

Jan 2020

Unemployment Rate

2.4

MOM  +0.2 Points

Unemployment

1.59 million

MOM  +14 million

3.2 Unemployment Rate

Source : Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications "Labour Force Survey"
*Unemployed rate are seasonally adjusted series and unemployed person are original series.

Exchange Rate 16 March 2020

3.3 Japanese Yen Exchange Rate (Monthly-Average)

US Dollar/Japanese Yen

Feb 2020 (Monthly-Average)

USD/JPY 109.98

Euro/Japanese Yen

Feb 2020 (Monthly-Average)

EUR/JPY 119.99

Chinese Renminbi/Japanese Yen

Feb 2020 (Monthly-Average)

CNY/JPY 15.71

South Korean Won/Japanese Yen

Feb 2020 (Monthly-Average)

100KRW/JPY 9.22

CPI 16 March 2020

Jan 2020

102.2

MOM  -0.1 Points

3.4 Consumer Price Index

Index related to consuming activities 16 March 2020

3.5 Consumption Expenditure per Household Annual

Source : Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications "Family Income and Expenditure Survey"
*Yearly Average of Monthly Income and Expenditure per Household - Workers' households containing over 2 adults (2000~2016)
*The data is including agricultural, forestry and fisheries households.

3.6 Consumption expenditures on Travel & Communication Annual

Source : Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications "Family Income and Expenditure Survey"
*Yearly Average of Monthly Income and Expenditure per Household - Workers' households containing over 2 adults (2000~2016)
*The data is including agricultural, forestry and fisheries households.

3.7 Sales of Department Stores (Nationwide)

3.8 Wholesale Price of Unleaded Gasoline by Month (National Average)

Source : Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
Wholesale price for major oil companies' gas station (Without Consumption Tax)