Gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in Japan 2024

The statistic shows the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in Japan from 1984 to 2017, with projections up until 2024. In 2017, the gross domestic product per capita in Japan was around 38,342.74 U.S. dollars. For further information, see Japan's GDP.

Japan's economy

Japan is the world’s second largest developed economy and a member of the Group of Eight, also known as G8, which is comprised of the eight leading industrialized countries. Due to a weak financial sector, overregulation and a lack of demand, Japan suffered substantially from the early 1990s until 2000, a time referred to as ‘’The Lost Decade’’. Japan’s economy is still slowly recovering from the country’s asset price bubble collapse; however it continues to struggle to retain economic milestones achieved in the 1980s. Japan’s response to the crash was to stimulate the economy, which in turn resulted in extensive amounts of debt that further increased into the 21st century, most notably after the 2008 financial crisis.

Despite maintaining a surprisingly low unemployment rate, demand within the country remains inadequate, primarily because Japanese residents spend a rather small fraction of the money they earned from the workplace. Lower demand often has a direct effect on production, with companies seeing not enough profits to continue production at such a high rate. Based on the consumer confidence index, Japanese households found that their quality of life, income growth, employment and propensity to durable goods was below satisfactory standards, perhaps due to these households still experiencing the effects of the 1990s bubble crash.

Japan: Gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in current prices from 1984 to 2024

GDP per capita in U.S. dollars
2012 48,632.9
2011 48,168.8
2010 44,673.61
2009 41,014.19
2008 39,453.49
2007 35,342.48
2006 35,463.87
2005 37,223.77
2004 37,696.72
2003 34,831.2
2002 32,300.67
2001 33,850.88
2000 38,535.59
1999 36,039.08
1998 31,915.74
1997 35,034.54
1996 38,450.96
1995 43,441.33
1994 39,219.81
1993 35,698.91
1992 31,429.62
1991 28,923.31
1990 25,379.6
1989 24,830.99
1988 25,065.13
1987 20,755.51
1986 17,118.39
1985 11,580.2
1984 10,981.92
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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

1984 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* Estimate.

Figures have been rounded for the sake of a better understanding of the statistic.

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