Japan: Trade balance, percent of GDP

(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Japan: Trade balance as percent of GDP

: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Japan from 1960 to 2017. The average value for Japan during that period was 0.9 percent with a minumum of -2.47 percent in 2014 and a maximum of 3.67 percent in 1986. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The trade balance for Japan and other countries is calculated as the difference between the exports and imports of goods and services, as percent of GDP. A positive number means trade surplus and a negative number means trade deficit.

Definition: External balance on goods and services (formerly resource balance) equals exports of goods and services minus imports of goods and services (previously nonfactor services).
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