Japan scored 82.47 points out of 100 on the 2018 Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. Competitiveness Index in Japan averaged 18.18 Points from 2007 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 82.47 Points in 2018 and a record low of 5.36 Points in 2011.

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Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 7.00 12.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.40 49.30 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 51.80 51.90 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -3.80 -2.10 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -3.30 2.00 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -3.80 -2.10 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 101.20 103.90 136.10 68.60 Index Points [+]
New Orders 1122.80 1020.55 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 13.90 -7.80 25.50 -17.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 2191.10 1837.80 7637.40 -6554.90 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 802.00 734.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 22244.02 19476.32 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 100.40 103.40 107.00 69.30 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 41.20 44.00 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 676431.00 699356.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 258150.00 248056.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 93.30 94.90 108.00 72.50 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment -1.00 6.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Internet Speed 20171.96 19574.52 20171.96 6541.92 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 43689566.00 43995715.00 44977757.00 23570249.00 IP [+]
Machine Tool Orders 101268.00 98928.00 182860.00 19037.00 JPY Million [+]
Mining Production -7.60 -2.00 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 4694.00 4775.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
All Industry Activity Index 106.70 106.40 108.70 94.20 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.47 81.59 82.47 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 5.00 8.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 50.60 50.80 54.10 46.30 [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 73.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 20.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 39.00 34.00 39.00 13.00 [+]
Private Investment 6.10 5.70 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 23.00 21.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Reuters Tankan Index -4.00 3.00 39.00 -78.00 Index Points [+]
Tertiary Industry Index 106.90 107.00 107.20 73.20 Index Points [+]
Steel Production 8789.26 8675.70 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


Japan Competitiveness Index

The most recent 2018 edition of Global Competitiveness Report assesses 140 economies. The report is made up of 98 variables, from a combination of data from international organizations as well as from the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey. The variables are organized into twelve pillars with the most important including: institutions; infrastructure; ICT adoption; macroeconomic stability; health; skills; product market; labour market; financial system; market size; business dynamism; and innovation capability. The GCI varies between 1 and 100, higher average score means higher degree of competitiveness. With the 2018 edition, the World Economic Forum introduced a new methodology, aiming to integrate the notion of the 4th Industrial Revolution into the definition of competitiveness. It emphasizes the role of human capital, innovation, resilience and agility, as not only drivers but also defining features of economic success in the 4th Industrial Revolution. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Competitiveness Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Competitiveness Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
82.47 81.59 82.47 5.36 2007 - 2018 Points Yearly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 57.49 Dec/18
Australia 78.85 Dec/18
Brazil 59.51 Dec/18
Canada 79.92 Dec/18
China 72.61 Dec/18
France 78.01 Dec/18
Germany 82.84 Dec/18
India 62.02 Dec/18
Indonesia 64.94 Dec/18
Italy 70.77 Dec/18
Japan 82.47 Dec/18
Mexico 64.60 Dec/18
Netherlands 82.38 Dec/18
Russia 65.62 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 67.50 Dec/18
Singapore 83.48 Dec/18
South Africa 60.76 Dec/18
South Korea 78.84 Dec/18
Spain 74.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 82.59 Dec/18
Turkey 61.60 Dec/18
United Kingdom 81.99 Dec/18
United States 85.64 Dec/18


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