The Japanese economy advanced 3.0 percent on quarter in the three months to December of 2020, following a 5.3 percent growth in the previous period and beating market estimates of a 2.3 percent expansion, a preliminary reading showed. Gross fixed capital formation rebounded (3.2 percent vs -2.2 percent in Q3) while both private consumption (2.2 percent vs 5.1 percent in Q3) and public spending (2.0 percent vs 2.8 percent) grew at a softer pace. Net trade contributed positively to growth, as exports jumped 11 percent (from 7.4 percent in Q3) while imports increased 4.1 percent (from -8.2 percent in Q3). For the whole of 2020, the world's third-largest economy shrank 4.8 percent, marking the first contraction since 2009. source: Cabinet Office, Japan
GDP Growth Rate in Japan averaged 0.45 percent from 1980 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 5.30 percent in the third quarter of 2020 and a record low of -8.30 percent in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides - Japan GDP Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan GDP Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.
GDP Growth Rate in Japan is expected to be 0.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Growth Rate in Japan to stand at 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan GDP Growth Rate is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.