Japan PESTLE Insights – A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

The services sector contributed (71.5%) to the gross value added (GVA) in 2020, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (23.1%), according to GlobalData. In nominal terms, the sectors are expected to grow by 3.84% and 1.96%, respectively, in 2021

The Southern-Kanto Region, Kansai Region and Toukai Region are among the best performing regions in Japan. They contributed 61.6% to GDP and accounted for 56.9% of the Japanese population, according to the latest data (2018) available for the OECD


– FDI inflows to Japan in the first nine months of 2020 exceeded that of 2019

– The Nikkei 225 (^N225) exhibited an upward trend during May 15, 2020 to June 10, 2020. Overall, the index increased by 21.05% from 23,205.18 on February 1, 2020 to 28,091.05 on February 1, 2021.

Reasons to buy

– Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.

– PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations

– Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.

– This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did you Know?

Country Highlights

COVID-19 impact

Country snapshot

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape


List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Japan’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Western Europe and the World Average

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index

Exhibit 4: Japan Stock Market (NIKKEI 225 (^N225)) February 2020-February 2021

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy

Exhibit 6: FDI Inflows in Japan (Q32019-Q32020) and FDI by Sector (2016-2019)

Exhibit 7: Investment by Region (Q32020) and Country (Q42019-Q32020)

Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate, 2016-2023f

Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2020e)

Exhibit 11: Exports and Imports, Percentage change (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance, 2016-2023f

Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2016-2019

Exhibit 14: Vehicles, % of World Total, 2019

Exhibit 15: Interest Rates, January 2016 – January 2021

Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate and Inflation, 2016-2023f

Exhibit 17: Public Finance, 2016-2023f

Exhibit 18: General Government Debt, 2016-2023f

Exhibit 19: Unemployment, 2016-2023f

Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages, 2016-2019

Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index, 2016-2019

Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population- 1995,2005,2015,2025

Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population- 1995,2005,2015,2025

Exhibit 24: Gender Split – 1995,2005,2015,2025

Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2020e

Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Mn population, 2020e

Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of manufactured exports), 2019

Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Japan 2020

Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2020

Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions, 2016-19


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