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

Exports from Japan increased 1.3 percent year-on-year to JPY 5421.9 billion in January of 2017, following a 5.4 percent jump in December and compared to expectations of a 4.7 percent rise. Sales of machinery jumped 5.2 percent; mineral fuels went up 52.3 percent; other products increased 5.1 percent, namely scientific and optical instruments (3.5 percent); parts of motor vehicles rose 12.5 percent; IC went up 8.4 percent and iron ore and steel products gained 8.1 percent. In contrast, sales of motor vehicles made the largest downward contribution and contracted 6.7 percent. Shipments to China increased 3.1 percent (12.5 percent in December) and those to the US shrank 6.6 percent (+1.3 percent in December). Exports in Japan averaged 3225.89 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)
2016-12-18 11:50 PM Nov -0.4% -10.3% -2%
2017-01-24 11:50 PM Dec 5.4% -0.4% 1.2%
2017-02-19 11:50 PM Jan 1.3% 5.4% 4.7%
2017-03-21 11:50 PM Feb 1.3%
2017-04-19 11:50 PM Mar
2017-05-22 11:50 PM Apr




Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -1086.90 641.40 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 5421.95 6679.02 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 6508.82 6037.59 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 1112.00 1415.50 3360.40 -1456.10 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.90 0.50 4.90 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 368563.00 364459.00 368563.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 103.50 104.00 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 21030.00 6090.00 44889.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 3697.00 10875.00 52146.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 17085000.00 20522000.00 22081000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2295700.00 2050600.00 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 4.00 13.00 4.00 BBL/D/1K [+]


Japan Exports by Country Last
United States 1167508.00 JPY Million Sep/16
China 992989.00 JPY Million Sep/16
European Union 687162.00 JPY Million Sep/16
South Korea 428312.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Taiwan 376704.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Hong Kong 332211.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Thailand 253832.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Singapore 166440.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Germany 163174.00 JPY Million Sep/16
United Kingdom 140100.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Australia 139640.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Netherlands 114882.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Malaysia 110266.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Indonesia 108700.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Philippines 95642.00 JPY Million Sep/16
India 79426.00 JPY Million Sep/16
France 53807.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Russia 51929.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Belgium 51219.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Italy 41930.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Japan Exports by Category Last
Machinery & Transport Equipment 3740979.22 JPY Million Sep/16
Transport Equipment 1526886.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Electrical Machinery 1080830.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Passenger Cars 901639.24 JPY Million Sep/16
Manufactured Goods Classified Chiefly 638299.74 JPY Million Sep/16
Chemicals 561105.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Commodities & Transactions Not Classif 436842.43 JPY Million Sep/16
Miscellaneous Articles 391462.03 JPY Million Sep/16
Re Goods 344488.02 JPY Million Sep/16
Parts of Road Motor Vehicles Excl.cycl 305647.87 JPY Million Sep/16
Iron & Steel Products 228539.00 JPY Million Sep/16
Power Generating Machinery 204208.72 JPY Million Sep/16
Precision Instruments 191944.56 JPY Million Sep/16
Plastic Materials 189278.68 JPY Million Sep/16
Scientific,medical,optical Instruments 183880.81 JPY Million Sep/16
Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles,n. 182188.73 JPY Million Sep/16
Electrical Apparatus 160335.80 JPY Million Sep/16
Chemical Compounds & Elements 154102.72 JPY Million Sep/16
Flat-rolled Iron On Steel Prds. 144357.46 JPY Million Sep/16
Electrical Measuring & Controlling Ins 122329.34 JPY Million Sep/16

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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5421.95 6679.02 7681.69 105.08 1963 - 2017 JPY Billion Monthly
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