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

Exports from Japan unexpectedly fell 1.2 percent year-on-year to JPY 6.73 trillion in September 2018, missing consensus of a 1.9 pct rise and after a 6.6 pct gain in August. It was the first decline in outbound shipments in 22 months, amid trade war fears and driven by a series of natural disasters. Sales of transport equipment dropped 2.1 pct, driven by motor vehicles (-4.7 pct); and those of others fell 7.4 percent, due to scientific, optical instruments (-3.3 pct). Also, exports were down for electrical machinery (-2.4 pct), of which semiconductors (-1.7 pct); and manufactured goods (-2.2 pct). On the other hand, exports of machinery grew 0.1 percent, led by power generating machine (3.9 pct); and those of chemicals rose 3.4 pct. By country, sales declined to China (-1.7 pct); South Korea (-4.6 pct); the US (-0.2 pct); Western Europe (-9.4 pct), of which Germany (-0.5 pct), and the UK (-10.8 pct); the EU countries (-4.1 pct); the Middle East (-5.3 pct); and Australia (-8.1 pct). Exports in Japan averaged 3328.49 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
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 -1.2%
2018-12-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 139.56 -438.45 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6726.65 6692.01 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 6587.09 7130.46 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 1838.40 2009.74 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 95.90 96.00 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 13545.00 11334.00 45202.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 19120.00 -8462.00 51917.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 17929000.00 18634000.00 27665000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2577800.00 2832000.00 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 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6726.65 6692.01 7681.69 105.08 1963 - 2018 JPY Billion Monthly
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