Japanese economic growth in the third quarter slowed significantly from the second.
The annualised GDP falls worse-than-expected 2.1%
- falling for the first time in three quarters
Private consumption, which makes up more than half of the
economy, was flat q/q
- capex -0.6% q/q
- exports +0.5% q/q
- domestic demand contribution to GDP fell by 0.4 points
Note the Deflator, it’s a measure of inflation and its jumped to +5.1%, well above Q2.
I wonder for how much longer the Bank of Japan can defend its negative rate policy? Ueda and other officials say they are waiting on wages data from the Spring negotiations in 2024.