Exports from Japan grew by 26.2% yoy to JPY 6,606 billion in August 2021, compared with market estimates of 34% and after a 37.0% surge in July. This was the sixth straight month of double-digit growth in overseas sales, amid strong signs that the global trade continued to recover and low base effects from last year. Shipments of machinery jumped 31.8%, boosted by semicon machinery (34.3%), and power-generating machines (25.5%); while those of electrical machinery rose 17.1%, led by semiconductors, etc (14.9%). In addition, there were rises in sales of transport equipment (11.5%), driven by motor vehicles (4%), and parts of motor vehicles (28.7%); others (14.2%), due to scientific instruments (21.6%); chemicals (28.5%), driven by plastic materials (27.6%); and manufactured goods (43.6%), led by iron and steel products (83.6%). Sales rose to China (12.6%), Taiwan (42.6%), Hong Kong (23.4%), South Korea (31.4%), Thailand (54.2%), the US (22.8%), Germany (28.3%), and Australia (15.5%). source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Exports in Japan averaged 3475.99 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2021, 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. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Exports in Japan is expected to be 6300.00 JPY Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Exports is projected to trend around 6700.00 JPY Billion in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6605.76 7356.05 7681.69 105.08 1963 - 2021 JPY Billion Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-15 11:50 PM May 49.6% 38% 51.3%
2021-07-20 11:50 PM Jun 48.6% 49.6% 46.2%
2021-08-17 11:50 PM Jul 37% 48.6% 39% 45%
2021-09-15 11:50 PM Aug 26.2% 37% 34%


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Japan Exports Extend Double-Digit Growth
Exports from Japan grew by 26.2% yoy to JPY 6,606 billion in August 2021, compared with market estimates of 34% and after a 37.0% surge in July. This was the sixth straight month of double-digit growth in overseas sales, amid strong signs that the global trade continued to recover and low base effects from last year. Shipments of machinery jumped 31.8%, boosted by semicon machinery (34.3%), and power-generating machines (25.5%); while those of electrical machinery rose 17.1%, led by semiconductors, etc (14.9%). In addition, there were rises in sales of transport equipment (11.5%), driven by motor vehicles (4%), and parts of motor vehicles (28.7%); others (14.2%), due to scientific instruments (21.6%); chemicals (28.5%), driven by plastic materials (27.6%); and manufactured goods (43.6%), led by iron and steel products (83.6%). Sales rose to China (12.6%), Taiwan (42.6%), Hong Kong (23.4%), South Korea (31.4%), Thailand (54.2%), the US (22.8%), Germany (28.3%), and Australia (15.5%).
2021-09-16
Japan Exports Extend Gains
Exports from Japan grew by 37% yoy to a four-month high of JPY 7,356 billion in July 2021, compared with market consensus of a 39% growth and after a 48.6% surge in June. This was the fifth straight month of double-digit growth in overseas sales, amid strong signs that the global trade continued to recover and low base effects from last year. Exports of transport equipment jumped 44.8%, boosted by motor vehicles (43.5%), and cars (37.2%); while those of machinery climbed 35.8%, led by power generating machines (40.7%). In addition, there were rises in shipments of electrical machinery (30.9%), driven by semiconductors (27.8%); others (21.9%), due to scientific instruments (19.8%); chemicals (33.1%), driven by plastic materials (33.5%); and manufactured goods (55.1%), led by iron and steel products (88.3%). Sales rose to China (18.9%), Taiwan (39.9%), Hong Kong (18.9%), South Korea (24.5%), Thailand (99.5%), the US (26.8%), Germany (35.9%), and Australia (75.7%).
2021-08-18
Japan Exports Hit 3-Month High
Exports from Japan soared 48.6% yoy to a three-month high of JPY 7,221 billion in June 2021, compared with market forecasts of a 46.2% growth and after a 49.6% rise in May. This was the fourth straight month of growth in sales, amid strong signs that a recovery in global trade gained strength and low base effects from last year. Exports of machinery jumped 42%, led by power generating machines (39.2%); while those of transport equipment surged 68.1%, boosted by motor vehicles (102.8%), and cars (100.6%). In addition, there were rises in shipments of electrical machinery (39.9%), driven by semiconductors (24.7%); others (47.3%), led by scientific instruments (26%); chemicals (39.6%), driven by plastic materials (43.1%); and manufactured goods (56.7%), due to iron and steel products (73%). Sales rose to most countries: China (27.7%), Taiwan (27.8%), Hong Kong (18%), South Korea (36.4%), Thailand (98.7%), the US (85.5%), Germany (51.3%), and Australia (55.6%).
2021-07-21
Japan Exports Rise the Most Since 1980
Exports from Japan jumped 49.6% yoy to JPY 6,261 billion in May 2021, compared with estimates of a 51.3% growth and after a 38% rise in April. This was the third straight month of growth in sales and the steepest pace since April 1980, amid strong signs that a recovery in global trade gained strength and amid low base effects from last year. Sales of machinery surged 40.4%, led by power generating machines (46.3%); while those of transport equipment soared 118.9%, boosted by motor vehicles (135.5%), and cars (138.1%). In addition, there were rises in shipments of electrical machinery (32.9%), driven by semiconductors (12.7%); others (43.4%), led by scientific instruments (37.3%); chemicals (32.6%), driven by plastic materials (33.8%); and manufactured goods (45.7%), due to iron and steel products (43.5%). Exports rose to most countries: China (23.6%), Taiwan (25.8%), Hong Kong (18.8%), South Korea (18.5%), Thailand (55.2%), the US (87.9%), Germany (74.7%), and Australia (113%).
2021-06-16

Japan Exports
Exports of high technology products have been the engine of Japan's economic growth since 1960. Exports account for around 19 percent of total GDP. In 2019 exports fell 5.6 percent from the previous year's record high amid global trade tensions. Main exports were: transport equipment (24 percent of total exports), with motor vehicles accounting for 16 percent; machinery (20 percent) on the back of power generating machine and semicon machinery; electrical machinery (17 percent), such as semiconductors, IC and electrical apparatus; chemicals (11 percent), mainly plastic materials and organic chemicals; and manufactured goods (11 percent), such as iron and steel products, nonferrous metals and manufactures of metals. Japan's main export partners were the US (20 percent), China (19 percent), the EU (12 percent) in particular Germany (3 percent), South Korea (7 percent), Taiwan (6 percent), Hong Kong (5 percent), and Thailand (4 percent).
Japan Exports by Country Last Previous
China 1421052.00 1580686.00 JPY Million Aug/21
United States 1150557.00 1384080.00 JPY Million Aug/21
European Union 618769.00 639960.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Taiwan 521724.00 538129.00 JPY Million Aug/21
South Korea 478379.00 466042.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Hong Kong 335474.00 337656.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Thailand 293701.00 347735.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Germany 186724.00 183798.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Singapore 181727.00 199093.00 JPY Million Aug/21
India 119183.00 112855.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Malaysia 116338.00 129956.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Australia 112793.00 181519.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Netherlands 110621.00 110854.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Indonesia 109364.00 128042.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Philippines 97790.00 109223.00 JPY Million Aug/21
United Kingdom 81667.00 91111.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Russia 70039.00 80771.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Belgium 56452.00 65956.00 JPY Million Aug/21
France 53951.00 66208.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Italy 46556.00 41365.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Japan Exports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 4342660.13 4197392.58 JPY Million Jul/21
Electrical Machinery 1233154.00 1358536.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Transport Equipment 1153119.00 1566967.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Chemicals 850818.00 877890.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Passenger Cars 633110.00 959965.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Re Goods 476436.66 498158.82 JPY Million Jul/21
Miscellaneous Articles 414504.13 417456.14 JPY Million Jul/21
Iron & Steel Products 346868.00 350712.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Chemical Compounds & Elements 245426.53 249376.30 JPY Million Jul/21
Plastic Materials 240532.00 253281.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Flat-rolled Iron On Steel Prds. 239490.52 212383.56 JPY Million Jul/21
Precision Instruments 204752.03 206885.35 JPY Million Jul/21
Power Generating Machinery 192301.00 215369.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Scientific,medical,optical Instruments 186576.00 195862.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Electrical Apparatus 169243.00 185258.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Non-ferrous Metals 168509.00 178029.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Organic Chemicals 153370.00 151559.00 JPY Million Aug/21
Chemical Materials & Products, Nes 151212.18 160486.75 JPY Million Jul/21
Office Machines 122507.57 117927.09 JPY Million Jul/21
Raw Materials 112937.00 115344.00 JPY Million Aug/21

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