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Japan PESTLE Insights – A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

The financial intermediation, real estate and business activities sector contributed 23.5% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2021, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities sector (22.8%), according to GlobalData. In nominal terms, the sectors are expected to grow by 2.6% and 1.1%, respectively, in 2022.

Tokyo, Osaka, and Kitakyushu Fukuoka are among best performing cities in Japan. They contributed 74.2% to Japan’s total GDP and accounted for 70.7% of the Japanese population in 2021, according to GlobalData.

The Nikkei 225 (^N225) exhibited a volatile pattern between January 2021 and February 2022. Overall, the index decreased by 3.5% from 27,444.2 on January 1, 2021, to 26,475.4 on February 28, 2022.


– Japanese government announced plans in January 2022 to invest heavily in green energy, 5G network infrastructure, optical fiber, and next-generation networks

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.

Key Players





Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did you Know?

Country Highlights

Recovery from COVID-19 Crisis

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)), January 2021 – February 2022

Exhibit 5: Key sectors contribution to the economy

Exhibit 6: FDI flows (2016-20) and FDI stock (2016-20)

Exhibit 7: Investment by region (2021 (Jan-Sep)) and country (2017-21 (Jan-Sep))

Exhibit 8: Key infrastructure indicators

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and household consumption growth rate, 2017-24f

Exhibit 10: Real GDP growth rate comparison (2021e)

Exhibit 11: Exports, imports and trade balance (2017-2024f)

Exhibit 12: Current account balance, 2017-2024f

Exhibit 13: Top three commodity exports, % of total exports, 2017-21e

Exhibit 14: Vehicles exports, % of world total, 2020

Exhibit 15: Interest rates, January 2017 – January 2022

Exhibit 16: Exchange rate and inflation, 2017-24f

Exhibit 17: Government finances, 2017-24f

Exhibit 18: General government debt, 2017-24f

Exhibit 19: Unemployment, 2017-24f

Exhibit 20: Average annual wages, 2017-20

Exhibit 21: Labor cost index, 2017-20

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 as a % of total population, mobile penetration rate and broadband penetration rate, 2021e

Exhibit 26: Number of patents granted per million population, 2020

Exhibit 27: High-technology exports (% of manufactured exports), 2020

Exhibit 28: Doing business in Japan, 2020

Exhibit 29: Corruption perceptions index (rankings) 2021

Exhibit 30: Renewable electricity, installed capacity (2016-20)

Exhibit 31: CO2 emissions, 2016-20


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