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Japan’s GDP down 1.0% in June: JCER

  • August 11, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:00 a.m.
  • English Press

TOKYO — Japan’s inflation-adjusted gross domestic product fell 1.0% in June from the previous month, according to data released Tuesday by the Japan Center for Economic Research.


With the latest estimates, JCER forecasts Japan’s GDP contracted 0.9% in the April to June quarter versus the previous three months.


Seasonally adjusted GDP declined to 531 trillion yen ($4.8 trillion) on an annualized basis, JCER said, marking a third straight month of contraction.


The fall was led by sluggish household consumption and weak corporate capital investment, which slipped 1.0% and 1.8% versus the previous month, respectively.


Exports rose 0.7%, while imports climbed 1.3% compared with the previous month. Taken together, Japan’s external trade subtracted a tenth of a percentage point from economic growth in June.

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