Exports from Japan slumped 21.9 percent yoy to JPY 5.20 trillion in April 2020, compared with market consensus of a 22.7 percent drop and after an 11.7 percent fall in March. Sales fell for the 17th straight month and at the sharpest pace since October of 2009 amid weakening global demand and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Shipments of transport equipment plunged 45.5 percent after falling 18.2 percent in the previous month dragged mainly by motor vehicles (-50.6 percent), those of machinery declined 23.4 percent after tumbling 17.9 percent and electrical machinery went down 8.8 percent. Also, exports of chemicals fell 6.3 percent after a 5.2 percent decline. Among top commercial partners, exports to the United States plummeted 37.8 percent after dropping 16.5 percent in March, whereas those to China fell by a softer pace of 4.1 percent compared to an 8.7 percent drop.

Exports in Japan averaged 3413.06 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2020, 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 May of 2020. source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Exports in Japan is expected to be 4700.00 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 6500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Exports is projected to trend around 5200.00 JPY Billion in 2021 and 5700.00 JPY Billion in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5202.33 6358.05 7681.69 105.08 1963 - 2020 JPY Billion Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-18 11:50 PM Jan -2.6% -6.3% -6.9% -8%
2020-03-17 11:50 PM Feb -1% -2.6% -4.3% -3%
2020-04-19 11:50 PM Mar -11.7% -1% -10.1%
2020-05-20 11:50 PM Apr -21.9% -11.7% -22.7%


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Japan Exports Slump the Most since 2009
Exports from Japan slumped 21.9 percent yoy to JPY 5.20 trillion in April 2020, compared with market consensus of a 22.7 percent drop and after an 11.7 percent fall in March. Sales fell for the 17th straight month and at the sharpest pace since October of 2009 amid weakening global demand and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Shipments of transport equipment plunged 45.5 percent after falling 18.2 percent in the previous month dragged mainly by motor vehicles (-50.6 percent), those of machinery declined 23.4 percent after tumbling 17.9 percent and electrical machinery went down 8.8 percent. Also, exports of chemicals fell 6.3 percent after a 5.2 percent decline. Among top commercial partners, exports to the United States plummeted 37.8 percent after dropping 16.5 percent in March, whereas those to China fell by a softer pace of 4.1 percent compared to an 8.7 percent drop.
2020-05-21
Japan Exports Fall the Most Since July 2016
Exports from Japan slumped 11.7% yoy to JPY 6.36 trillion in March 2020, compared with market consensus of a 10.1% drop and after a 1% fall in February. This was the 16th straight month of drop in overseas sales and the steepest since July 2016, amid weakening global demand and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sales of transport equipment plummeted 18.2%, dragged down by passenger cars (-13.9%) and parts of motor vehicles (-17.9%). Also, exports of machinery tumbled 17.9%, due to power generating machine (-18.6%); and those of electrical machinery fell 3.5%. In addition, sales dropped for chemicals (-5.2%) and manufactured foods (-2.1%). Exports to the US tumbled 16.5%, the most since April 2011. Also, shipments declined to China (-8.7%), Hong Kong (-14.2%), South Korea (-10.4%), Singapore (-33.7%), India (-13.1%), Australia (-5.7%), Germany (-12.6%), the UK (-23.5%), and Russia (-24.9%). In contrast, exports grew to Malaysia (2.4%), the UAE (4.8%) and Saudi Arabia (21.3%).
2020-04-20
Japan Exports Drop 1%
Exports from Japan fell 1 percent yoy to JPY 6.32 trillion in February 2020 compared to market expectations of a 4.3 percent decline. It was the 15th straight month of decline in sales, with the coronavirus outbreak now dragging demand and also expected to possibly hurt supply chains in the near future. Sales of transport equipment decreased 4.1 percent, dragged by a 4 percent drop in motor vehicles and a 10 percent decline in aircraft. Meanwhile, machinery plunged 8.8 percent. In contrast, electrical machinery jumped 9.8 percent. By top trading partners, exports to the US fell 2.6 percent, while those to China declined 0.4 percent. Also, sales to Hong Kong sank 9.6 percent and to Australia 9.9 percent.
2020-03-18
Japan Exports Lowest in 3 Years
Exports from Japan fell 2.6% yoy to JPY 5.43 trillion in January 2020, the lowest value since January of 2017 and compared with forecasts of a 6.9% drop. It was the 14th straight month of decline in sales, with new year holidays in Japan and China hurting demand while the ongoing coronavirus outbreak is likely to affect exports in the coming months. Sales shrank for transport equipment (-2.1%), namely motor vehicles (-4.7%), cars (-4.8%), and parts of motor vehicles (-4.2%); machinery (-9.5%), particularly power generating machine (-6.2%); electrical machinery (-1.1%); manufactured goods (-1.9%), mostly iron & steel products (-4.1%); and chemicals (-4.5%). Sales contracted to China (-6.4%), South Korea (-12.1%), Singapore (-4%), and the US (-7.7%). By contrast, sales rose to Hong Kong (8.3%), Taiwan (7.5%), Western Europe (0.7%), mainly the UK (20.3%) and the Middle East (8.4%), mainly Saudi Arabia (30.9%).
2020-02-19

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 1182222.00 1190554.00 JPY Million Apr/20
United States 879796.00 1182087.00 JPY Million Apr/20
European Union 483506.00 633652.00 JPY Million Apr/20
South Korea 412205.00 446736.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Taiwan 396908.00 431993.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Hong Kong 271899.00 278010.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Thailand 232205.00 256354.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Singapore 160848.00 159558.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Germany 146360.00 183529.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Netherlands 101765.00 114542.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Indonesia 96944.00 131737.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Malaysia 94223.00 129940.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Australia 79894.00 124521.00 JPY Million Apr/20
United Kingdom 65796.00 114370.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Philippines 56029.00 84320.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Belgium 52376.00 74496.00 JPY Million Apr/20
India 43021.00 108424.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Russia 42482.00 60310.00 JPY Million Apr/20
France 40419.00 62786.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Switzerland 24808.00 33744.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Japan Exports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 3826300.67 3808501.12 JPY Million Mar/20
Electrical Machinery 1009897.00 1133829.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Transport Equipment 864556.00 1428325.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Chemicals 742939.00 750340.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Passenger Cars 454362.00 850317.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Miscellaneous Articles 363075.54 360973.42 JPY Million Mar/20
Re Goods 353345.10 386875.12 JPY Million Mar/20
Iron & Steel Products 229861.00 294646.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Plastic Materials 211626.00 211353.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Chemical Compounds & Elements 209334.36 211823.70 JPY Million Mar/20
Precision Instruments 180989.98 176686.56 JPY Million Mar/20
Flat-rolled Iron On Steel Prds. 176400.63 152540.52 JPY Million Mar/20
Power Generating Machinery 157312.00 224048.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Scientific,medical,optical Instruments 156859.00 174384.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Electrical Apparatus 143786.00 153434.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Organic Chemicals 132491.00 142094.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Chemical Materials & Products, Nes 131906.85 127362.07 JPY Million Mar/20
Non-ferrous Metals 110369.00 132996.00 JPY Million Apr/20
Office Machines 102495.10 112303.83 JPY Million Mar/20
Ships 97991.00 105810.00 JPY Million Apr/20

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