Fiscal Balance in Japan

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Japan - Fiscal Balance

The economy ended 2016 on a strong footing. The weakening of the yen and a pickup in global trade are propelling exports, which, in December, recorded their first positive reading in fifteen months. The external sector’s healthy growth momentum has started to feed into the real economy, with industrial production and retail sales expanding markedly in November. The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) represents a major blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s strategy to cement ties between the two countries in an attempt to provide a counterweight to a rising China and jumpstart the economy by fostering the external sector. While U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking a bilateral trade agreement with Japan, he has also stated that the current trade deficit with Japan is “not fair”, raising fears that he could impose trade barriers.

Japan - Fiscal Balance Data

2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  
Fiscal Balance (% of GDP)-9.5  -9.0  -8.5  -7.7  -6.7  

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