April 06, 2011

Japan's gross agricultural output around $81billion in 2009 or about 0.8 percent of GDP according to research

"Agriculture today accounts for just 3.6 percent of employment in Japan and it contributes only about 0.8 percent to gross domestic product. Gross agricultural output in 2009 was about $81 billion, which is about 40 percent of Toyota's sales.."



Source:Kan ducks the rice problem
By KEVIN RAFFERTY
The Japan Times
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/eo20101117a2.html

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