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The Scale of Kyushu's Economy

 The region of Kyushu has an area of 42,180 km2, accounting for 1.2% of Japan's total area, and a population of 13.01 million people, 10.2% of Japan's total population.

 The gross regional product of the Kyushu region in FY 2017 was 419 billion U.S. dollars, which accounted for 8.6% of Japan's gross domestic product (GDP). Comparing the gross regional product of the Kyushu region with the GDP of countries throughout the world, Kyushu's was similar to that of Austria and Thailand.

The bustle of the Tenjin underground arcade
(Fukuoka City)

International comparison of the population, GDP, and land area of Kyushu

  • • Kyushu is located in the southwestern part of the Japanese archipelago and consists of seven prefectures: Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima.
  • • The population of Kyushu is about 13.01 million, 10.2% of the national population. The area and GDP are about 10% of the whole country, and Kyushu’s economic scale is called a “10% economy.”
  • • Kyushu is about the same in GDP as Thailand and Austria.
【Source】
「PROFILE OF KYUSHU 2021」by the Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Prepared by the Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry from materials published by ministries andgovernment agencies, including the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry' Production Statistics Survey.
【Source】
「PROFILE OF KYUSHU 2021」by the Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Prepared by the Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications’ World Statistics 2020 and the Cabinet Office’s Fiscal 2017 Prefectural Accounts
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