Japan’s gdp added a seasonally changed 0.1 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2017, the Cabinet Workplace stated in Wednesday’s initial reading.
That was shy of expectations for a gain of 0.2 percent and below 0.6 percent in the 3rd quarter.
On an annualized basis, GDP acquired 0.4 percent – again missing expectations for 1.0 percent and below the downwardly modified 2.2 percent increase in the three months prior (initially 2.5 percent).
Small GDP was flat on quarter, missing out on forecasts for a gain of 0.4 percent and down from 0.6 percent in the third quarter.
The GDP deflator also was unchanged on year, matching forecasts following the 0.2 percent gain in the 2nd quarter.
Personal intake added 0.5 percent on quarter, exceeding expectations for a gain of 0.4 percent following the 0.6 percent decrease in the previous 3 months.
Service costs was up 0.7 percent on quarter, missing forecasts for a gain of 1.1 percent and below 1.0 percent in the three months prior.
The Japanese economy has now expanded in eight straight quarters, the first such streak in more than three years.
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