More than two years after the great disaster in Tohoku region, Japan is still a recovering economy.
There are some interesting facts comparing the period immediately after the disaster, and for example, the beginning of this year, that I am going to share with you.
(immediately after the disaster)
|Exchange Rate (= 1 US Dollar)||approx. ¥81.17||approx. ¥91.73|
|Wages||approx. ¥302.66||approx. ¥649.54|
|Wages in Manufacturing||approx. ¥323.75||approx. ¥772.03|
|Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Annual Growth Rate
|Loans to Private Sector||approx. ¥395,500 Billion||approx. ¥403,000 Billion|
|External Debt||approx. ¥220,000 Billion||approx. ¥245,700 Billion|
|Exports||approx. ¥5156.65 Billion||approx. ¥5299.22 Billion|
|Imports||approx. ¥5634.39 Billion||approx. ¥5942.51 Billion|
|Car Registrations||approx. 100,000||approx. 210,000|
|Bank Long Term Lending Rate||1.7%||1.2%|