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

Exports from Japan rose 14.9 percent from the previous year to JPY 5,851.4 billion in May 2017, below expectations of a 16.1 percent gain. Still, it was the sixth straight month of increase in exports and the fastest since January 2015 as sales rose mainly for transport equipment (12.5 percent) boosted by higher shipments of motor vehicles (8.2 percent). Also, exports went up for: Machinery (17.1 percent), boosted by power generating machine (20.9 percent) and semicon machinery (25.1 percent); manufactured goods (12.4 percent), led by iron and steel products (20 percent); electrical machinery (13.6 percent); chemicals (14 percent); and others (25.8 percent). In contrast, outbound shipments of mineral fuels declined by 10 percent. Among major trading partners, exports rose to China (23.9 percent), the US (11.6 percent), the EU (19.8 percent), South Korea (22.9 percent), Hong Kong (11.9 percent) and Thailand (16.3 percent). In contrast, sales dropped to Taiwan (-0.9 percent). Exports in Japan averaged 3245.57 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2017, 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 Forecast (i)
2017-04-19 11:50 PM Mar 12.0% 11.3% 6.7%
2017-05-21 11:50 PM Apr 7.5% 12.0% 7.8%
2017-06-18 11:50 PM May 14.9% 7.5% 16.1%
2017-07-24 11:50 PM Jun 14.9%
2017-08-17 11:50 PM Jul
2017-09-20 11:50 PM Aug




Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -203.37 481.75 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 5851.36 6329.20 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 6054.73 5847.45 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 1951.90 2907.70 3360.40 -1456.10 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.70 3.10 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 387147.00 399002.00 399002.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 101.20 102.50 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 4658.00 24228.00 44889.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 10673.00 49934.00 51843.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 14478000.00 12476000.00 22081000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2294700.00 2578900.00 2578900.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.22 765.20 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.45 0.00 2.52 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 4.00 4.00 13.00 3.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Japan Exports Notes

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 2015 main exports were: transport equipment (24 percent of total exports) with transport vehicles accounting for 16 percent; machinery (19 percent); electrical machinery (17.6 percent); manufactured goods (12 percent) and chemicals (10 percent). Japan's main export partners are: the United States (20 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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5851.36 6329.20 7681.69 105.08 1963 - 2017 JPY Billion Monthly
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