Japan scored 82.27 points out of 100 on the 2018 Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. source: World Economic Forum

Competitiveness Index in Japan averaged 23.11 Points from 2007 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 82.47 Points in 2018 and a record low of 5.36 Points in 2011. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Competitiveness Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Competitiveness Index - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on December of 2020.

Competitiveness Index in Japan is expected to reach 84.97 Points by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Competitiveness Index is projected to trend around 84.97 Points in 2021 and 85.47 Points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Competitiveness Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
82.27 82.47 82.47 5.36 2007 - 2019 Points Yearly

Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -27.00 -34.00 53.00 -58.00 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.00 48.70 56.20 29.60 points [+]
Services PMI 46.70 47.70 55.30 21.50 points [+]
Industrial Production -3.20 -9.00 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 3.80 3.90 8.70 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -9.00 -13.80 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 90.00 84.60 136.10 68.60 points [+]
New Orders 899.56 847.45 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders -4.40 0.20 25.50 -16.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 2122.10 455.90 7662.40 -6565.90 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 624.00 565.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 12413.98 15136.00 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 81.10 79.40 107.60 69.30 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 54.50 49.30 57.60 7.90 [+]
Car Production 482607.00 606013.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 221487.00 252371.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 92.50 88.50 107.80 72.70 points [+]
Small Business Sentiment -44.00 -45.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Internet Speed 20171.96 19574.52 20171.96 6541.92 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 43689566.00 43995715.00 44977757.00 23570249.00 IP [+]
Private Investment -10.60 -11.30 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -10.30 -4.40 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi -12.00 -17.00 57.00 -41.00 points [+]
Machine Tool Orders 82321.00 84099.00 182860.00 19037.00 JPY Million [+]
Tertiary Industry Index 96.80 95.10 107.20 73.20 points [+]
Steel Production 7200.03 6485.61 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Reuters Tankan Index -13.00 -26.00 39.00 -78.00 points [+]
Cement Production 4371.00 4917.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
All Industry Activity Index 95.10 93.90 108.70 87.90 points [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.27 82.47 82.47 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 6.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite PMI 47.00 48.00 54.10 25.80 points [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 73.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 18.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 29.00 39.00 39.00 13.00 [+]


Japan Competitiveness Index
The most recent 2018 edition of Global Competitiveness Report assesses 140 economies. The report is made up of 98 variables, from a combination of data from international organizations as well as from the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey. The variables are organized into twelve pillars with the most important including: institutions; infrastructure; ICT adoption; macroeconomic stability; health; skills; product market; labour market; financial system; market size; business dynamism; and innovation capability. The GCI varies between 1 and 100, higher average score means higher degree of competitiveness. With the 2018 edition, the World Economic Forum introduced a new methodology, aiming to integrate the notion of the 4th Industrial Revolution into the definition of competitiveness. It emphasizes the role of human capital, innovation, resilience and agility, as not only drivers but also defining features of economic success in the 4th Industrial Revolution.