Japan is the 6 most competitive nation in the world out of 140 countries ranked in the 2018 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum.

Competitiveness Rank in Japan averaged 7.31 from 2007 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 10 in 2013 and a record low of 5 in 2007. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Competitiveness Rank - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Competitiveness Rank - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on September of 2020. source: World Economic Forum

Competitiveness Rank in Japan is expected to reach 5.00 by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Competitiveness Rank is projected to trend around 5.00 in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Competitiveness Rank

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 2007 - 2019 Yearly

Japan Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -34.00 -8.00 53.00 -58.00 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 47.30 47.20 56.20 29.60 points [+]
Services Pmi 45.60 45.00 55.30 21.50 points [+]
Industrial Production -15.50 -18.20 30.00 -37.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 8.70 1.90 8.70 -16.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -15.50 -18.20 29.30 -37.20 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.20 75.00 136.10 68.60 points [+]
New Orders 919.10 827.69 1624.17 693.64 JPY Billion [+]
Machinery Orders 6.30 -7.60 25.50 -16.80 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 2122.10 455.90 7662.40 -6565.90 JPY Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 667.00 789.00 1965.00 6.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 12413.98 15136.00 26401.12 43.24 JPY Billion [+]
Coincident Index 76.20 74.40 107.70 69.40 [+]
Economy Watchers Survey 43.90 41.10 57.60 7.90 [+]
Car Production 438986.00 251384.00 961994.00 249772.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 169341.00 207473.00 585449.00 83044.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 86.90 83.80 107.80 72.80 points [+]
Small Business Sentiment -45.00 -15.00 46.00 -60.00 [+]
Internet Speed 20171.96 19574.52 20171.96 6541.92 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 43689566.00 43995715.00 44977757.00 23570249.00 IP [+]
Private Investment -11.30 0.10 12.80 -25.33 percent [+]
Mining Production -13.70 -5.70 16.20 -16.10 percent [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi -17.00 8.00 57.00 -41.00 points [+]
Machine Tool Orders 67891.00 69784.00 182860.00 19037.00 JPY Million [+]
Tertiary Industry Index 93.70 94.20 107.20 73.20 points [+]
Steel Production 6446.02 6049.09 10775.00 1177.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Reuters Tankan Index -29.00 -33.00 39.00 -78.00 points [+]
Cement Production 4740.00 4521.00 9368.00 4218.00 Thousands of Tonnes [+]
All Industry Activity Index 95.10 93.90 108.70 87.90 points [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.27 82.47 82.47 5.36 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 6.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 45.50 45.20 54.10 25.80 points [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 73.00 80.00 58.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 20.00 18.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 29.00 39.00 39.00 13.00 [+]


Japan Competitiveness Rank
The most recent 2018 edition of Global Competitiveness Report assesses 140 economies. In 2018, the World Economic Forum introduced a new methodology emphasizing the role of human capital, innovation, resilience and agility, as not only drivers but also defining features of economic success in the 4th Industrial Revolution. As a result, the GCI scale changed to 1 to 100 from 1 to 7, with higher average score meaning higher degree of competitiveness. The report is made up of 98 variables organized into twelve pillars with the most important including: institutions; infrastructure; ICT adoption; macroeconomic stability; health; skills; product market; labour market; financial system; market size; business dynamism; and innovation capability.