The Japanese economy grew an annualized 1.4 percent in the December quarter 2018, after an upwardly revised 2.6 percent contraction in the September quarter and matching market consensus. The rebound in economic activity was supported by solid rises in both private and public demand following a series of natural disasters that halted production. GDP Growth Annualized in Japan averaged 2.05 percent from 1980 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 12.90 percent in the fourth quarter of 1989 and a record low of -17.90 percent in the first quarter of 2009.
GDP Growth Annualized in Japan is expected to be 1.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Growth Annualized in Japan to stand at 2.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan GDP Growth Annualized is projected to trend around 2.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.