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Japan’s GDP shrinks 3.5% in March amid pandemic: JCER

  • May 11, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 10:15 p.m.
  • English Press

Nikkei staff writers


TOKYO — Japan’s inflation-adjusted gross domestic product contracted 3.5% in March from the previous month, according to estimates released Monday by the Japan Center for Economic Research.


The coronavirus outbreak began showing its economic impact after a rise in GDP during February.


Japanese exports sank 3.5% as the spreading pandemic sapped trade. Capital investment fell 2.6%, while consumer spending dipped 1.7%.



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