Economic Indicators

Economic Indicators

 

United States’ and Japan’s Economic Indicators-2012

Statistics on the economy display various variables that determine the trends in economy. This paper presents statistics on economic indicators from two economies-United States and Japan. The indicators are for the 2012 period, with the exception of the Gini index, which is derived from 2007 for the United States and 2008 for Japan.

United States

  • United States’ Gross Domestic product (GDP) stands at 15.94 trillion (CIA, 2013 b).
  • United States’ Gross Domestic Product Per Capita (GDP-Per Capita) is $50,700 (CIA, 2013 b).
  • United States’ Growth Rate is 2.2% percent (CIA, 2013 b).
  • United States’ Gross Domestic Product Composition (GDP-Composition) is classified into two-GDP composition by origin sector and by end use.
    • GDP- composition by sector
Sector Percentage
Services 79.7%
Industry 19.2%
Agriculture 1.1%

(CIA, 2013 b)

GDP –composition by end use

End Use Percentage
Imports of services and goods -17.5%
Exports of services and goods 13.9%
Fixed capital investment 12.8%
Inventory investment 0.4%
Government consumption 19.5%
Household consumption 70.9%

(CIA, 2013 b)

 

  • United States Gini Index in 2007 was 45.0 (CIA, 2013 a).

 

Japan

  • Japan’s Gross Domestic product (GDP) stands at $4.704 trillion (CIA, 2013 c).
  • Japan’s Gross Domestic Product Per Capita (GDP-Per Capita) is $36,900 (CIA, 2013 c).
  • Japan’s Growth Rate is 2% percent (CIA, 2013 c).
  • Japan’s Gross Domestic Product Composition (GDP-Composition) is classified into two-GDP composition by origin sector and by end use.
    • GDP- composition by sector
Sector Percentage
Services 72.5%
Industry 26.3%
Agriculture 1.1%

 

(CIA, 2013 c)

GDP –composition by end use

End Use Percentage
Imports of services and goods -16.6%
Exports of services and goods 14.7%
Fixed capital investment 21.2%
Inventory investment -0.6%
Government consumption 20.5%
Household consumption 60.9%

(CIA, 2013 c)

 

  • Japan’s Gini Index in 2008 was 37.6 (CIA, 2013 a).

 

References

CIA (2013 a). Country Comparison: Distribution of family income – Gini index. The World Fact Book. Retrieved from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2172rank.html

CIA (2013 b).North America: United States. The World Fact Book. Retrieved from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html

CIA (2013 c). East and South East Asia: Japan. The World Fact Book. Retrieved from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ja.html

 

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