Japan is the 5 most competitive nation in the world out of 140 countries ranked in the 2018 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. Competitiveness Rank in Japan averaged 7.42 from 2007 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 10 in 2013 and a record low of 5 in 2007.

Competitiveness Rank in Japan is expected to be 9.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Competitiveness Rank is projected to trend around 9.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 19.00 21.00 53.00 -58.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.90 52.50 56.20 29.60 [+]
Services Pmi 52.40 50.20 55.30 46.40 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -2.50 0.20 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.40 0.30 6.80 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -2.50 0.20 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 101.20 102.70 136.10 68.60 Index Points [+]
New Orders 899.96 1208.56 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -18.30 6.80 25.50 -18.30 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 443.30 384.40 7649.80 -6558.50 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 730.00 621.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 26401.12 20165.23 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 114.60 116.70 120.60 78.00 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 49.50 48.60 57.50 18.90 [+]
Car Production 595931.00 684742.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 227172.00 265059.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 103.90 104.50 112.60 75.00 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 14.00 14.00 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 [+]
Private Investment 12.80 3.40 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -0.20 -6.00 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Cement Production 4996.00 4963.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.47 81.59 82.47 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 5.00 8.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.50 50.70 54.10 46.30 [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 72.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 20.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 39.00 34.00 39.00 13.00 [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 22.00 24.00 57.00 -41.00 [+]
Steel Production 8418.41 8805.14 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


Japan Competitiveness Rank

The most recent 2018 edition of Global Competitiveness Report assesses 140 economies. In 2018, the World Economic Forum introduced a new methodology emphasizing 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. As a result, the GCI scale changed to 1 to 100 from 1 to 7, with higher average score meaning higher degree of competitiveness. The report is made up of 98 variables 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. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Competitiveness Rank - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Competitiveness Rank - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.00 8.00 10.00 5.00 2007 - 2018 Yearly




Country Last
United States 1.00 Dec/18
Singapore 2.00 Dec/18
Germany 3.00 Dec/18
Switzerland 4.00 Dec/18
Japan 5.00 Dec/18
Netherlands 6.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom 8.00 Dec/18
Canada 12.00 Dec/18
Australia 14.00 Dec/18
South Korea 15.00 Dec/18
France 17.00 Dec/18
Spain 26.00 Dec/18
China 28.00 Dec/18
Italy 31.00 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 39.00 Dec/18
Russia 43.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 45.00 Dec/18
Mexico 46.00 Dec/18
India 58.00 Dec/18
Turkey 61.00 Dec/18
South Africa 67.00 Dec/18
Brazil 72.00 Dec/18
Argentina 81.00 Dec/18


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