No. 3 — January 21, 2000

APPENDIX

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 Table 2: Real Gross National Product per Capita, Japan and the United States, 1885- 1999

(in thousands)

Japan

Japan

U.S.

Japan

Japan

U.S.

Japan

Japan

U.S.

Year

1990 ¥

1990 $

1990 $

Year

1990 ¥

1990 $

1990 $

Year

1990 ¥

1990 $

1990 $

1885

¥188

$960

n.a.

1920

¥384

$1,960

$6,458

1960

¥768

$3,919

$11,329

1886

197

1,009

n.a.

1921

390

1,992

6,117

1961

849

4,332

11,402

1887

211

1,077

n.a.

1922

391

1,996

6,461

1962

913

4,658

11,905

1888

215

1,097

n.a.

1923

371

1,895

7,243

1963

984

5,025

12,242

1889

224

1,147

n.a.

1924

377

1,926

7,300

1964

1,082

5,525

12,773

1890

215

1,099

$4,045

1925

394

2,011

7,347

1965

1,132

5,776

13,419

1891

235

1,199

4,092

1926

391

1,997

7,686

1966

1,237

6,312

14,134

1892

229

1,171

4,201

1927

405

2,070

7,627

1967

1,360

6,941

14,330

1893

241

1,232

4,119

1928

418

2,134

7,672

1968

1,503

7,672

14,863

1894

250

1,277

3,918

1929

411

2,100

8,082

1969

1,663

8,488

15,179

1895

262

1,342

4,303

1930

394

2,011

7,242

1970

1,814

9,257

15,030

1896

259

1,324

4,126

1931

400

2,046

6,571

1971

1,875

9,568

15,304

1897

251

1,282

4,378

1932

398

2,033

5,651

1972

2,009

10,255

15,944

1898

260

1,329

4,394

1933

408

2,087

5,508

1973

2,110

10,770

16,689

1899

272

1,392

4,818

1934

446

2,277

5,890

1974

2,053

10,475

16,492

1900

264

1,352

4,827

1935

451

2,302

6,318

1975

2,092

10,675

16,284

1901

271

1,387

5,324

1936

459

2,343

7,166

1976

2,153

10,987

16,975

1902

264

1,350

5,306

1937

560

2,862

7,478

1977

2,228

11,368

17,566

1903

263

1,346

5,363

1938

575

2,937

7,089

1978

2,331

11,894

18,373

1904

286

1,463

5,466

1939

577

2,945

7,593

1979

2,440

12,453

18,789

1905

273

1,393

5,837

1940

539

2,755

8,089

1980

2,481

12,659

18,577

1906

268

1,370

5,970

1941

544

2,778

9,426

1981

2,537

12,944

18,855

1907

280

1,429

5,767

1942

549

2,803

11,120

1982

2,602

13,278

18,325

1908

282

1,439

5,344

1943

542

2,770

13,091

1983

2,647

13,507

18,920

1909

288

1,470

5,851

1944

517

2,640

14,294

1984

2,734

13,954

20,123

1910

299

1,531

5,760

1945

n.a.

2,000

14,076

1985

2,843

14,506

20,717

1911

303

1,550

5,848

1946

297

1,520

10,808

1986

2,910

14,851

21,236

1912

289

1,478

6,092

1947

307

1,570

10,265

1987

3,023

15,428

21,788

1913

293

1,495

6,202

1948

337

1,721

10,476

1988

3,198

16,319

22,500

1914

292

1,491

5,636

1949

336

1,717

10,296

1989

3,343

17,058

23,059

1915

306

1,566

5,749

1950

365

1,863

10,960

1990

3,502

17,871

23,221

1916

325

1,658

6,593

1951

405

2,069

11,885

1991

3,624

18,492

22,920

1917

345

1,765

6,510

1952

467

2,387

12,141

1992

3,655

18,652

23,426

1918

369

1,884

7,011

1953

489

2,499

12,417

1993

3,658

18,667

23,727

1919

386

1,971

6,724

1954

511

2,609

12,039

1994

3,670

18,728

24,443

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1955

535

2,732

12,488

1995

3,706

18,910

24,881

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1956

563

2,877

12,523

1996

3,894

19,871

25,576

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1957

594

3,034

12,500

1997

3,947

20,140

26,489

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1958

632

3,225

12,198

1998

3,838

19,582

27,357

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1959

683

3,489

11,230

1999

3,865

19,722

28,191

Note: Yen converted to 1990 dollars at purchasing power parity value of ¥196=$1.00.

Sources: Japan: Management and Coordination Agency, Statistics Bureau, Historical Statistics of Japan on CD-ROM (Tokyo: Japan Statistical Association, 1999), Tables 2-01, 13-03 and 13-10, and on-line at http://www.stat.go.jp/1.htm
United States: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, Bicentennial Edition (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1975), Series F3 and F4, and Survey of Current Business, December 1999.

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