Exports from Japan declined 2.4 percent from a year earlier to JPY 7.20 trillion in March 2019, compared to market consensus of a 2.7 percent drop and after a 1.2 percent fall in February. It was the fourth straight month of falls in shipments, amid weakening global demand and the US-China trade dispute. Shipments fell sharply for: machinery (-5.4 percent), namely textile machines (-22.6 percent) and metalworking machinery (-16.9 percent); manufactured goods (-6.8 percent) such as iron & steel products (-9.6 percent) and nonferrous metals (-12.9 percent); electrical machinery (-5.2 percent), including semiconductors (-7.6 percent) and others (-4.3 percent). Among main trade partners, exports decreased to China (-9.4 percent), Australia (-24.1 percent), Malaysia (-13.7 percent), and Indonesia (-13.8 percent). In contrast, exports to the United States rose 4.4 percent. Exports in Japan averaged 3358.67 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2019, 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 6960.00 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 7000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Exports is projected to trend around 7050.00 JPY Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY 0.1% 8.2% 1.8%
2019-02-19 11:50 PM Exports YoY -8.4% -3.9% -5.5%
2019-03-17 11:50 PM Exports YoY -1.2% -8.4% -0.9%
2019-04-16 11:50 PM Exports YoY -2.4% -1.2% -2.7%
2019-05-21 11:50 PM Exports YoY -2.4%
2019-06-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY
2019-07-17 11:50 PM Exports YoY


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 528.50 334.86 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 2676.85 600.42 3360.40 -1456.11 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.02 3.70 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
Imports 6672.82 6050.06 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 7201.32 6384.92 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
External Debt 442747.00 446531.00 446531.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 98.00 98.40 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 10505.53 71136.92 71136.92 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 25305.00 27127.00 51917.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 15787000.00 13289000.00 27665000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2760100.00 2604300.00 2900700.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.20 765.20 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.93 3.60 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7201.32 6384.92 7681.69 105.08 1963 - 2019 JPY Billion Monthly
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