Japan : 2013 Article IV Consultation

Publication Date: August 05, 2013

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Summary: This 2013 Article IV Consultation highlights that on the back of new policy framework, growth in Japan accelerated sharply in early 2013. First quarter GDP growth rose to 4.1 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rate) after two quarters of stagnation. Rising equity values stimulated consumption, and exports rebounded supported by strong regional demand and a weaker yen. Inflation expectations have started to increase, and actual inflation recorded positive growth in June. The near-term outlook has improved considerably, buoyed by stimulus. In 2014, growth is expected to moderate to 1.2 percent.
Series: IMF Staff Country Reports
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic recovery | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Deflation | Monetary policy | Exchange rates | Financial sector | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Japan

Publication Date: August 05, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9781484389416/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1JPNEA2013001 Pages: 58
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