Japan Exports  1963-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Exports from Japan increased by 7.5 percent from a year earlier to JPY 6,329.2 billion in April 2017, compared to a 12.0 percent gain in a month earlier while market expected a 7.8 percent rise. It was the fifth straight month of increase, as sales rose for: machinery (11.3 percent); chemicals (10.8 percent); manufactured goods (7.1 percent); electrical machinery (6.7 percent); and transport equipment (1.3 percent). Among major trading partners, exports rose to China (14.8 percent), the US (2.6 percent), the EU (2.2 percent), South Korea (22.3 percent), Taiwan (14.7 percent), Hong Kong (3.2 percent) and Thailand (8.4 percent). Exports in Japan averaged 3236.83 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 7681.69 JPY Billion in March of 2008 and a record low of 105.08 JPY Billion in January of 1963.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-21 11:50 PM Feb 11.3% 1.3% 10.6%
2017-04-19 11:50 PM Mar 12.0% 11.3% 6.7%
2017-05-21 11:50 PM Apr 7.5% 12.0% 7.8%
2017-06-19 11:50 PM May 7.5%
2017-07-24 11:50 PM Jun
2017-08-17 11:50 PM Jul




Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 481.75 614.05 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6329.20 7229.08 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 5847.45 6615.59 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 2907.70 2813.60 3360.40 -1456.10 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.70 3.10 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 399002.00 399002.00 399002.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 102.50 101.90 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 24228.00 21355.00 44889.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 49934.00 17633.00 51843.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 14478000.00 12476000.00 22081000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2578900.00 2205700.00 2578900.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.20 765.20 765.20 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.45 0.00 2.52 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 4.00 3.00 13.00 3.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Japan Exports Notes

Exports of high technology products have been the engine of Japan's economic growth since 1960. Exports account for around 17 percent of total GDP. In 2015 main exports were: transport equipment (24 percent of total exports) with transport vehicles accounting for 16 percent; machinery (19 percent); electrical machinery (17.6 percent); manufactured goods (12 percent) and chemicals (10 percent). Japan's main export partners are: the United States (20 percent), China (18 percent), South Korea (7 percent) and Taiwan (6 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6329.20 7229.08 7681.69 105.08 1963 - 2017 JPY Billion Monthly
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