International Trade in Japan

International Trade in Japan

Japan, being the second world's economy, was one of the countries most affected by the international economic crisis, due to its strong dependence on exports. The country entered into recession in 2008 (-1.2% of growth) and in 2009 (-5.2%), mainly due to a decline of the economic activity... Read more

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Overview About International Trade in Japan

Main Industry Sectors

Japan has few natural resources (some deposits of gold, magnesium, coal and silver), therefore, it depends from exports to supply itself with raw materials and energy resources.  Having a large maritime area, the country is one of the first producers of halieutic (fishing) products. Only 15% of Japan's surface is suitable for cultivation. Tea and rice are the two main crops. The agricultural economy is highly subsidized and protected. Agriculture contributes marginally to the GNP and employs less than 5% of the active population.

The industrial sector is very diversified and it covers basic products (steel, paper), as well as high technology products. Japan dominates the sectors of automobile, robotics, biotechnology, nanotechnology and renewable energy. Japan is the world's second producer of cars and ships. The industrial sector contributes to nearly 30% of the GNP.

 

The service sector accounts for more than two thirds of the GDP and employs two thirds of the active population.

 

Economic Overview

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