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

Imports to Japan increased 1.2 percent year-on-year to JPY 5533.1 billion in February of 2017, beating expectations of a 0.6 percent gain and mainly due to mineral fuels (38.1 percent), namely petroleum (69.9 percent). Purchases from main partners decreased: China (-17.7 percent), Western Europe (-7.7 percent), the US (-0.7 percent) and ASEAN countries (-1.5 percent) but rose from the Middle East (46.4 percent). Imports in Japan averaged 2862.25 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 8047.03 JPY Billion in January of 2014 and a record low of 162.06 JPY Billion in January of 1963.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-24 11:50 PM Dec -2.6% -8.8% -0.8%
2017-02-19 11:50 PM Jan 8.5% -2.6% 4.7%
2017-03-21 11:50 PM Feb 1.2% 8.5% 0.6%
2017-04-19 11:50 PM Mar 1.2%
2017-05-22 11:50 PM Apr
2017-06-19 11:50 PM May




Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 813.40 -1086.90 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6346.50 5421.95 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 5533.11 6508.82 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 66.00 1112.00 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 102.30 103.50 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 11110.00 21030.00 44889.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows -15586.00 3697.00 52146.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 15013000.00 17085000.00 22081000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2035800.00 2295700.00 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 Imports by Country Last
China 1084845.00 JPY Million Feb/17
European Union 659445.00 JPY Million Feb/17
United States 611900.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Australia 350129.00 JPY Million Feb/17
South Korea 245478.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Taiwan 203291.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Germany 197950.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Thailand 191670.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Malaysia 180699.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Indonesia 170924.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Russia 141640.00 JPY Million Feb/17
France 92570.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Singapore 85398.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Philippines 83300.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Italy 80518.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Switzerland 64966.00 JPY Million Feb/17
United Kingdom 56007.00 JPY Million Feb/17
India 48907.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Spain 26638.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Belgium 20227.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Japan Imports by Category Last
Machinery & Transport Equipment 1955970.83 JPY Million Jan/17
Mineral Fuels 1394517.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Miscellaneous Manufacturers Articles 867408.16 JPY Million Jan/17
Electric Machinery, Apparatus & Applia 821708.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Petroleum & Petroleum Products 775314.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Petroleum 642751.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Industrial Chemicals 603312.00 JPY Million Jan/17
Chemicals 562956.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Food & Live Animals 481690.85 JPY Million Jan/17
Manufactured Goods Classified Chiefly 466755.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Foodstuff 459621.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Gas,natural & Manufactured 425905.76 JPY Million Jan/17
Crude Materials, Inedible, Except Fuels 366091.29 JPY Million Jan/17
Liquefied Natural Gas 359168.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Raw Materials 332186.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Transport Equipment 237474.00 JPY Million Feb/17
Coal, Coke & Briquettes 237428.25 JPY Million Jan/17
Metalliferous Ores & Metal Scrap 236609.90 JPY Million Jan/17
Office Equipment 233260.56 JPY Million Jan/17
Medical & Pharmaceutical Product 215936.00 JPY Million Feb/17

Japan Imports Notes

Japan main imports are: mineral fuels (23 percent of total imports) with petroleum accounting for 10 percent, electrical machinery (15 percent), machinery (9 percent), food (9 percent), manufactured goods (9 percent), chemicals (8 percent) and raw materials (6 percent). Japan's main import partners are China (25 percent), the United States (10 percent), Australia (5.4 percent), South Korea (4 percent), Saudi Arabia (3.9 percent), United Arab Emirates (3.6 percent) and Qatar (3.6 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5533.11 6508.82 8047.03 162.06 1963 - 2017 JPY Billion Monthly
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