IMF projects Japan’s GDP to fall to world’s 4th in 2023 after Germany


Japan’s nominal gross domestic product in 2023 is expected to slip from third to fourth in the world on a U.S. dollar basis, to be overtaken by Germany, on the back of the yen’s depreciation, recent International Monetary Fund projections showed.

As the nominal GDP figure is impacted by inflation, Japan’s expected fall from the No. 3 spot, which it has held for more than a decade, is also believed to reflect higher price increases in Germany than in Japan.

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