Japan Exports  1963-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Exports from Japan rose 12.2 percent year-on-year to JPY 6085 billion in January of 2018, beating forecasts of a 10.3 percent rise and marking the 14th straight month of gains. Main upward contributions came from shipments of machinery (up 19.6 percent), namely semicon machinery (3.7 percent); chemicals (17.3 percent); electrical machinery (11.6 percent), namely electrical apparatus (17.8 percent); cars (6.6 percent); manufactured goods (14.3 percent), namely iron and steel products (10 percent) and nonferrous metals (27.4 percent). Sales rose to all main export partners: China (30.8 percent), the US (1.2 percent), South Korea (7.6 percent), Taiwan (9.8 percent), Hong Kong (11.6 percent), Thailand (5.4 percent), Germany (21 percent), Australia (2.8 percent), the UK (35 percent), Vietnam (21.9 percent), Indonesia (23.5 percent), the Netherlands (5.2 percent. Exports in Japan averaged 3286.77 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2018, 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 Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-17 11:50 PM Exports YoY 16.2% 14% 14.6%
2018-01-23 11:50 PM Exports YoY 9.3% 16.2% 10.1%
2018-02-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY 12.2% 9.3% 10.3%
2018-03-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY 12.2%
2018-04-17 11:50 PM Exports YoY
2018-05-21 11:50 PM Exports YoY


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -943.42 358.73 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6085.58 7302.06 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 7029.00 6943.09 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 797.20 1347.30 3360.40 -1456.10 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.70 3.10 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 408292.00 390590.00 408292.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 100.70 100.70 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 22663.00 6483.72 45202.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 18664.00 13829.00 51843.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 20575000.00 22937000.00 23192000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2501500.00 2521300.00 2681500.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.22 765.22 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 3.60 2.45 3.60 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 4.00 4.00 13.00 3.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Japan Exports

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 2017 main exports were: transport equipment (23 percent of total exports) with transport vehicles accounting for 15 percent; machinery (20 percent); electrical machinery (17.5 percent); manufactured goods (11 percent) and chemicals (10 percent). Japan's main export partners are: the United States (19 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6085.58 7302.06 7681.69 105.08 1963 - 2018 JPY Billion Monthly
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