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PESTLE Insights: Japan - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

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  • 41 Pages
  • February 2020
  • Region: Japan
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  • ID: 4456155
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  • Honda
  • Nikon
  • Nissan
  • Nomura
  • Sony
  • Toshiba
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PESTLE Insights: Japan - Macroeconomic Outlook Report


The Nikkei 225 (^N225) exhibited an upward trend during February 4, 2019 to February 4, 2020. Overall, the index increased by 10.5% from 20883.8 on February 4, 2019 to 23084.6 on February 4, 2020.

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 56.6% of the Japanese population, as per the latest data (2015) available for the OECD

Europe was the largest investor in Japan in 2018, contributing 27.9% of total inflows

  • As per the World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistic infrastructure in Japan improved in the last two years with an increase in rank from 12th in 2016 to fifth in 2018.
  • The services sector contributed (69.8%) to the gross value added (GVA) in 2019, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (23.3%), as per GlobalData. In nominal terms, the two sectors are expected to grow by 1.6% and 0.8%, respectively, in 2020.

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.


  • Honda
  • Nikon
  • Nissan
  • Nomura
  • Sony
  • Toshiba
Table of Contents
  • List of Exhibits
  • Did You Know?
  • Country Highlights
  • Country Snapshot
  • PESTLE Insights
  • Political Landscape
  • Economic Landscape
  • Social Landscape
  • Technological Landscape
  • Legal Landscape
  • Environmental Landscape
  • Outlook

List of Figures
Exhibit 1: Japan's Performance in terms of its Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Asia-Pacific and the World
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights Behind the Index
Exhibit 4: NIKKEI 225 (^N225)
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors’ Contribution to the Economy (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 6: FDI Inflow (2014-2018) and FDI Inflow by Sector (2015-2018)
Exhibit 7: FDI by Country (2015-2018) and FDI by Region (2018)
Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2019e)
Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports (2015-2018)
Exhibit 14: Vehicles, % of World Exports (2018)
Exhibit 15: Interest Rates (January 2013 - January 2020)
Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate and Inflation (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 17: Public Finance (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 18: General Government Debt (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 21: Labor Cost Index (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population (2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 24: Gender Split (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 25: Internet Users as a Percentage of the Total Population, Mobile and Broadband Penetration Rate (2019e)
Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Million People (2019)
Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports) (2018)
Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Japan 2020
Exhibit 29: Corruption Perceptions Index (Rankings) (2019)
Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions (2012-2017)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Nikon
  • Sony
  • Toshiba
  • Nissan
  • Honda
  • Nomura