Japan Exports

Exports in Japan increased to 6382.62 JPY Billion in March of 2014 from 5799.31 JPY Billion in February of 2014. Exports in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Finance Japan. Exports in Japan averaged 3072.53 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2014, 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. Exports of high technology products have been the engine of Japan's economic growth since 1960. In 2013 main exports were: transport equipment (23 percent of total exports) ; machinery (19 percent); electrical machinery (17 percent); chemicals (11 percent) and manufactured goods (13 percent). Main export partners are China (18 percent of total exports), United States (18 percent), South Korea (8 percent), Taiwan (6 percent), Thailand (5 percent), Hong Kong (5 percent) and Western Europe (10 percent). This page provides - Japan Exports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-23

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
6382.62 5799.31 7681.69 105.08 5828.34 | 2014/04 1963 - 2014 JPY Billion Monthly

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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-01-26 11:50 PM Japan
Exports YoY
Dec 2013 15.3% 18.4% 17.8%
2014-02-19 11:50 PM Japan
Exports YoY
Jan 2014 9.5% 15.3% 12.6%
2014-03-18 11:50 PM Japan
Exports YoY
Feb 2014 9.8% 9.5% 12.4%
2014-04-21 12:50 AM Japan
Exports YoY
Mar 2014 1.8% 9.8% 6.3%
2014-05-21 12:50 PM Japan
Exports YoY
Apr 2014 1.8%
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Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Capital Flows -7361.00 2014-02-15 -14778.00 77436.00 -38968.00 -8176.87 2014-03-31 JPY HML [+]
External Debt 295172.00 2013-12-31 274966.00 295172.00 141743.00 297619.72 2014-03-31 JPY Billion [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 14226.00 2013-12-15 13397.00 18760.00 1006.00 10000.98 2014-01-31 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Japan Exports Australia 126272.00 2014-02-15 110155.00 175892.00 2493.00 132603.48 2014-03-31 JPY Million [+]
Japan Exports China 1074379.00 2014-02-15 862286.00 1285122.00 499.00 1190143.72 2014-03-31 JPY Million [+]
Terms of Trade 85.60 2014-03-15 85.60 276.10 83.10 85.72 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 880000.00 2014-02-15 943900.00 1003032.00 225806.00 941031.53 2014-03-31 [+]
Current Account 612.70 2014-02-28 -1589.00 3287.90 -1589.00 -118.32 2014-03-31 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6382.62 2014-03-15 5799.31 7681.69 105.08 5828.34 2014-04-30 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 7828.88 2014-03-15 6601.84 8044.06 162.06 7492.68 2014-04-30 JPY Billion [+]
Balance of Trade -1446.26 2014-03-15 -802.53 1608.68 -2791.68 -1683.49 2014-04-30 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 0.70 2013-12-31 1.10 4.80 -1.00 0.40 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
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Exports | Notes
Exports measure the amount of goods or services that domestic producers provide to foreign consumers by. It is a good that is sent to another country for sale. In the past, export of commercial quantities of goods normally required involvement of the customs authorities in both the country of export and the country of import. More recently, with the advent of small trades over the internet such as through Amazon and e-Bay, exports have largely bypassed the involvement of Customs in many countries due to the low individual values of these trades. Nonetheless, these small exports are still subject to legal restrictions applied by the country of export.


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