Japan General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) Statistics

20, Feb 2019, EST.

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Country or Region: Japan › Change country
Economic Indicator: General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) › See all Japan indicators, › See General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) data for all countries
Detailed Analysis for Year: 2015 › Change year
Full Dataset: from 1980 to 2019
Dataset updated: 17th March 2015
Data Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF)
National or Regional Currency: Yen
Currency Symbol: JPY

Data are on a national income accounts basis. The structural budget position is defined as the actual budget deficit (or surplus) less the effects of cyclical deviations of output from potential output. Because of the margin of uncertainty that attaches to estimates of cyclical gaps and to tax and expenditure elasticities with respect to national income, indicators of structural budget positions should be interpreted as broad orders of magnitude. See notes for: General government structural balance (National currency).

General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) Statistics for Japan , Year 2015 - In Detail

General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) for Japan in year 2015 is -4.853 %. Data are on a national income accounts basis. The structural budget position is defined as the actual budget deficit (or surplus) less the effects of cyclical deviations of output from potential output. Because of the margin of uncertainty that attaches to estimates of cyclical gaps and to tax and expenditure elasticities with respect to national income, indicators of structural budget positions should be interpreted as broad orders of magnitude.

This makes Japan No. 61 in world rankings according to General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) in year 2015. The world's average General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) value is -0.89 %; Japan is 3.96 less than the average.

In the previous year, 2014, General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) for Japan was -5.75 % General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) for Japan in 2015 was or will be 15.66% less than it was or will be in 2014.

In the following or forecasted year, 2016, General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) for Japan was or will be -4.48 %, which is 7.64% less than the 2015 figure.

* Source: IMF
General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) for Japan, in other Years
Year %
  2021 -3.04
  2020 -2.955
  2019 -2.929
  2018 -2.963
  2017 -3.463
  2016 -4.482
2015 -4.853
  2014 -5.754
  2013 -8.221
  2012 -7.902
  2011 -8.466
  2010 -7.938
  2009 -7.492
  2008 -3.592
  2007 -2.275
  2006 -3.649
  2005 -4.723
  2004 -5.883
  2003 -7.482
  2002 -7.283
  2001 -5.811
  2000 -7.412
  1999 -6.667
  1998 -4.536
  1997 -4.124
  1996 -5.153
  1995 -4.63
  1994 -3.501
  1993 n/a
  1992 n/a
  1991 n/a
  1990 n/a
  1989 n/a
  1988 n/a
  1987 n/a
  1986 n/a
  1985 n/a
  1984 n/a
  1983 n/a
  1982 n/a
  1981 n/a
  1980 n/a