Statistics Bureau and Statistics Center (Japan)

This agency is in charge of collection and disseminating Japanese statistical data. On this page they offer the following categories; All contain at least recent data and descriptions:

  • Population Census (two types; done every 5 years)
  • Current Population Estimates
  • Labour Force Survey
  • Consumer Price Index
  • Family Income and Expenditure Survey
  • Monthly Statistics (See details below)
  • Statistical Yearbook (See details below)
  • Statistical Handbook
  • Particularly noteworthy is "Monthly Statistics," which has the following sections each month:

  • Climate
  • Population and Households
  • Labour and Wages
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Mining, Manufacturing and Construction
  • Transport
  • Domestic Trade
  • Foreign Trade and Balance of Payments
  • Business Operation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Prices
  • Family Income and Expenditure
  • National Accounts
  • Social Security, Health and Medical Care, and Culture
  • International Statistics
  • Also, the "Statistical Handbook" has a substantial amount of data; its chapters and appendices include

  • Land and Climate
  • Population
  • The Economy
  • Currency and Finance
  • Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries
  • Manufacturing and Construction
  • Energy
  • Science and Technology/Information and Communication
  • Transport
  • Commerce and Services
  • Trade, International Balance of Payments, and International Cooperation
  • Labor
  • Household Finances and Prices
  • The Quality of Life
  • Social Security, Health Care, and Public Hygiene
  • Education and Culture
  • Government System and Public Finance
  • Main Economic Indicators of Selected Countries
  • Foreign Exchange Rates
  • Conversion Factors
  • All the information is in English, and there are many tables in Excel (.xls) format.

    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/index.htm

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