Exports from Japan increased 8.2 percent year-on-year to JPY 7.24 trillion in October 2018, missing market expectations of a 9 percent surge and after an upwardly revised 1.3 percent decrease in September. Higher shipments were recorded for: transport equipment (9 percent); machinery (7.7 percent); electrical machinery (8.2 percent); manufactured goods (9.2 percent); chemicals (13.5 percent) and others (1.4 percent). Among major trading partners, sales rose to China (9 percent); the US (11.6 percent); the EU (7.7 percent); South Korea (1.7 percent); and Taiwan (6.4 percent). Exports in Japan averaged 3334.33 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.

Exports in Japan is expected to be 6860.47 JPY Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in Japan to stand at 6981.15 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Exports is projected to trend around 6450.00 JPY Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-15 11:50 PM Exports YoY 3.9% 6.7% 6.3%
2018-09-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY 6.6% 3.9% 5.6%
2018-10-17 11:50 PM Exports YoY -1.2% 6.6% 1.9%
2018-11-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY 8.2% -1.3% 9%
2018-12-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY 8.2%
2019-01-22 11:50 PM Exports YoY
2019-02-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -449.26 131.34 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 7243.43 6719.42 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 7692.69 6588.09 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 1309.90 1821.60 3360.40 -1456.11 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.02 3.70 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 426882.00 413946.00 426882.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 95.00 95.90 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 12535.00 13545.00 45202.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 15337.00 31777.00 51917.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 18476000.00 17647000.00 27665000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2640600.00 2159600.00 2900700.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.20 765.20 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 3.60 2.45 3.60 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 3.00 3.00 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7243.43 6719.42 7681.69 105.08 1963 - 2018 JPY Billion Monthly
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