The statistic shows the growth rate of the real gross domestic product (GDP) in Japan from 2003 to 2013. GDP refers to the total market value of all goods and services that are produced within a country per year. It is an important indicator of the economic strength of a country. Real GDP is adjusted for price changes and is therefore regarded as a key indicator for economic growth. In 2012, the real gross domestic product in Japan increased by about 2 percent compared to the previous year.