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

Exports from Japan rose 12.0 percent year-on-year to JPY 7,229.1 billion in March of 2017, compared to an 11.3 percent gain in a month earlier while markets expected a 6.7 percent rise. It was the fourth straight month of increase and the fastest since January 2015, as sales went up for all commodities: manufactured goods (10.5 percent), machinery (14.0 percent), electrical machinery (10.9 percent), transport equipment (4.0 percent), others (22.1 percent), chemicals (14.2 percent), raw materials (24.0 percent), mineral fuels (33.8 percent) and foodstuff (13.9 percent). Outbound shipments rose to China ( 16.4 percent from 28.2 percent in February), the US (3.5 percent percent from 0.4 percent), Western Europe (6.7 percent from 4.2 percent), Oceania (23.9 percent from 23.6 percent), Russia (10.9 percent from 28.2 percent) and Africa (12.7 percent from -13.0 percent). In contrast, exports fell to the Middle East countries (-2.6 percent from -13.5 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)
2017-02-19 11:50 PM Jan 1.3% 5.4% 4.7%
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%
2017-05-22 11:50 PM Apr 12.0%
2017-06-19 11:50 PM May
2017-07-24 11:50 PM Jun




Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 614.72 813.55 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 7229.08 6347.48 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 6614.36 5533.94 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 2813.60 65.50 3360.40 -1456.10 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.10 0.80 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 399002.00 399002.00 399002.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 101.90 102.30 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 21355.00 11110.00 44889.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 17633.00 -15586.00 51843.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 12476000.00 15013000.00 22081000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2205700.00 2035800.00 2296500.00 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
7229.08 6347.48 7681.69 105.08 1963 - 2017 JPY Billion Monthly
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