Japan : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

August 8, 2002

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2002 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economy of Japan rebounded strongly in the first quarter of 2002. Global recovery underpinned a large net export contribution, while special transitory factors—including unseasonably warm weather and anomalies in the small single-family spending survey—boosted household spending. Earlier fiscal stimulus measures boosted public demand, but business and residential investment continued to slump. Even with the strong growth in the first quarter of 2002, real GDP is nevertheless expected to decline by about ½ percent on an annual-average basis for 2002 as a whole.

Series:

Country Report No. 02/175

Subject(s):

English

Publication Date:

August 8, 2002

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451820485/1934-7685

Stock No:

1JPNEA0012002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

60

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