PESTLE Analysis of Japan 2013

  • ID: 2762728
  • Country Profile
  • Region: Japan
  • 65 Pages
  • Lucintel
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The GDP of the third largest economy in the world, Japan, is expected to grow at a declining rate and reach an estimated $5.94 trillion by 2018 at the current price. Decrease in domestic consumption as a result of declining population is expected to affect the economic growth. The country, however, will be benefitted from significant exports due to recovery of the US economy and depreciating yen against the US dollar.

The government is spending of $53 billion for public works, and employment is likely to support moderate growth of the Japanese economy.

As per the study, Japan is likely to face issues related to aging population in the coming years which can cause problems for Japanese economy. The country’s debt has increased to 238% of GDP. Increasing fiscal deficit decreases the ability of a government to increase spending to stimulate the economy.

The economy has positive aspects as well. Strengths of the Japanese economy are high standard of living, educated workforce, higher Human Development Index (HDI), increasing urbanization, low corruption, and low homicide rate. The basic social factor affecting the Japanese economy is the increasing dependency ratio of the country. The country has well defined investment policies and support from government and industry associations which encourage free trade. The service sector of Japan is the major contributor to GDP and the key driver for growth of economy. The service sector is likely to expand in upcoming years. Industries in the service sector such as transport, infrastructure, information and communication, finance and insurance, business services, real and estate, etc. are driving the growth.

This report analyzes the impact of different macroeconomic factors of the country on different industries. This also includes the impact of socio-political-demographic changes on different industries in that country. This report analyzes domestic and external economic trends, government policies, technological changes and their impact on different industries. In the current economic scenario of the country, machinery, electronics and electrical, automobile industries are likely to be most affected.

This unique report will provide you with valuable information, insights, and tools needed to identify new growth opportunities and operate your business successfully in this market. This report will save hundreds of hours of your own personal research time and will significantly benefit you in expanding your business in this market. In today’s stringent economy, you need every advantage that you can find.

Features of This Report:
To make business, investment, and strategic decisions, you need timely, useful information. This market report fulfills this core need and is an indispensable reference guide for multinational materials suppliers, product manufacturers, investors, executives, distributors, and many more that operate in this market.

Some of the features of “PESTLE Analysis of Japan 2013” include:

- Trend and forecast for key macroeconomic variables that are useful to make major investment decision
- Analysis on economic activity, investment environment, and trade structure of the country
- Major industries in Japan and its contribution to GPD
- Trends in savings, investments, and consumptions
- Analysis of Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal, and Environmental scenarios as well as their impact on different industries
- Analyses on geographical importance and social structure such as labor quality
- Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat (SWOT) analysis of Japan

Who Can Benefit From This Report?
This study is intended for material suppliers, parts fabricators, investors, executives, and consultants. This multi-client market study is used by small to multi-national Fortune 500 companies and utilized for a variety of reasons as follows.
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1. Executive Summary

2. Japan Political Analysis
2.1: Structure and stability of government
2.2: Government policy agenda
2.2.1: Political agenda

3. Japan Economic Analysis
3.1: Sectoral contribution to GDP and real GDP growth rate
3.2: Pricing trends - inflation and interest rates
3.3: Consumption, saving, and investment trends
3.4: International trade and its contribution to GDP
3.5: Foreign direct investment by industry

4. Japan Economic and Business Risk Analysis
4.1: Risk in current account balance
4.2: Risk in balance of payment (BOP)
4.3: Risk in foreign exchange reserves and exchange rate
4.4: Risk in fiscal balance
4.5: Risk in external sector
4.5.1: External debt and default risk
4.6: Credit rating of countries

5. Japan Social Analysis
5.1: Social and demographic analysis
5.2: Labor Market
5.3: Social development index

6. Japan R&D and Technological Factors
6.1: R&D expenditure in Japan
6.2: Impact of technology in industry
6.3: Technology policy

7. Japan Legal Analysis
7.1: Corporate law
7.2: Tax law
7.3: Recent economic policies
7.4: Doing business in Japan 2013

8. Japan Environment Analysis
8.1: Government action on environmental issues

9. Japan SWOT Analysis

List of Figures

Chapter 3. Japan Economic Analysis
Figure 3.1 Global economic scenarios
Figure 3.2: Trend of real GDP growth rate
Figure 3.3: Future economic growth scenario of Japan
Figure 3.4: Trend of per capita income
Figure 3.5: GDP sectoral contribution
Figure 3.6: Share of different sectors in GDP
Figure 3.7: Trend of leading industries in Japan
Figure 3.8: Annual trend of inflation and interest rates
Figure 3.9: Trend of savings and investments as percentage of GDP
Figure 3.10: Trend of consumption expenditure as percentage of GDP
Figure 3.11: Trend of Japan’s international trade
Figure 3.12: Trend of exports and imports as percentage of GDP
Figure 3.13: Foreign direct investment by industry

Chapter 4 Japan Economic and Business Risk Analysis
Figure 4.1: Trend of current account and as a percentage of GDP
Figure 4.2: Terms of trade for Japan
Figure 4.3: Trend of foreign exchange reserves and exchange rate
Figure 4.4: Trend of government revenue and expenditure as percentage of GDP
Figure 4.5: Trend of fiscal deficit as percentage of GDP
Figure 4.6: Trend of gross government debt as percentage of GDP
Figure 4.7: Trend of gross government debt position of Japan

Chapter 5. Japan Social Analysis
Figure 5.1: Geographical location of Japan
Figure 5.2: Trend of population and population growth rate
Figure 5.3: Population age structure
Figure 5.4: Trend of unemployment rate in Japan

Chapter 6. Japan R&D and Technological Factor
Figure 6.1: Trend of R&D expenditure in Japan

List of Tables

Chapter 1. Executive Summary
Table 1.1: Factors affecting business in Japan

Chapter 3. Japan Economic Analysis
Table 3.1: Factors affecting industry growth
Table 3.2: Economic factors and their impact on business
Table 3.3: Economic insights of Japan

Chapter 4. Japan Economic and Business Risk Analysis
Table 4.1: Credit rating of countries by Moody’s, Fitch, and S&P
Table 4.2: Economic risk factors and their impact on business

Chapter 5. Japan Social Analysis
Table 5.1: Corruption and human development index
Table 5.2: Social factors and their impact on business

Chapter 6. Japan R&D and Technological Factors
Table 6.1: Technological factors and their impact on business

Chapter 7. Japan Legal Analysis
Table 7.1: Income tax slab of Japan
Table 7.2: Indicators for starting business
Table 7.3: Ranking for procedures of starting a business
Table 7.4: Legal factors and their impact on business

Chapter 8. Japan Environment Analysis
Table 8.1: Environmental factors and their impact on business
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